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Keyano College names Dr. Trent Keough as president

Author: Greg Bennett/Thursday, June 07, 2018/Categories: Keyano College General

(Fort McMurray, AB – June 7, 2018) – Keyano College is pleased to announce Dr. Trent Keough has been named Keyano College’s President and Chief Executive Officer. The move takes effect June 25.

Keyano’s Interim Board Chair Brent Davis said, “Trent has a proven track record in post-secondary and is known for the ability to build relationships with stakeholders while taking on the difficult decisions and challenges that colleges face. We are pleased to have Trent join our college and we welcome him to our community.”

Dr. Keough has been working as a senior administrator in the Alberta postsecondary education system since 2006. He has more than 25 years’ experience in college/university transfer education.

He has held positions of: Instructor, Coordinator, Chair, Dean, Campus Administrator, Regional Director, Vice President Academic, and President & CEO. Besides Alberta, Dr. Keough has lived and worked in Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario and Qatar.  He is a vision-based thinker and a leader who focuses on innovation, excellence, and creativity. He is self-described as hard-wired to 'see' differently, to identify patterns and opportunities otherwise ignored or overlooked, and he has always used his talents to leverage for social infrastructure growth in college communities. 

As a former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alberta Rural Development Network, Dr. Keough has been a champion for improvements to student mental health supports. During his decade in Alberta, he has engaged extensively with First Nations and Métis peoples and has engendered effective relationships with leaders in industry, business and government. 

“We believe that he will provide the direction and leadership to make the College even more successful,” said Board Chair Davis. “We on the Board of Governors would like to welcome Trent, and encourage the community to welcome him to the Wood Buffalo region and to our College.

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