16 March 2012

Sally M. Horsfall Eaton named inaugural Chancellor of George Brown College

Becomes first Chancellor at an Ontario College
TORONTOMarch 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Sally Horsfall Eaton - a respected Toronto volunteer and philanthropist widely recognized throughout the city for her devotion to numerous not-for-profit organizations and advocacy for social issues - has been named inaugural Chancellor of George Brown College.
Ms. Horsfall Eaton will serve a three-year term as titular head of the college; underlining the important role it plays in the community. As Chancellor, she will preside over convocation each year, presenting students with degrees, diplomas and certificates.  She will also play a key role in advocating for the college's vision and in advancing George Brown's engagement in the broader community.
Ms. Horsfall Eaton becomes the first Chancellor of an Ontario college.
"While a distinguished member of our community, Ms. Horsfall Eaton was primarily chosen as Chancellor for her credibility, integrity and commitment to applied education," said Christopher Griffin, Chair of the George BrownCollege Board of Governors and Executive Vice President, Operations for USG Corporation. "Her reputation as a leader, advocate and philanthropist makes her a role model for our students and a tremendous asset to the college."
"I am tremendously honoured to be given the task of serving as an ambassador for an institution that is responsible for so much achievement in our city," said Sally Horsfall Eaton. "George Brown College plays an essential role serving the needs of the workforce and the community, and I will do all I can to support it in my new capacity as Chancellor."
The George Brown College Board of Governors will officially install Ms. Horsfall Eaton at a June 8 ceremony.
"George Brown College has developed a strong reputation for the quality of our credentials," said Anne Sado, President. "Sally will be a valuable advocate to help us raise our profile in the community even further and to help us support continued expansion and advancement."
Ms. Horsfall Eaton has broad experience in many organizations at the Board, Committee and Executive Director level.  She is Honorary Colonel 32 Signal Regiment, Member of National Honorary Colonels Executive Council; Honorary Chair, Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging and Technology (FICCDAT) 2007 & 2011; Past Chair of the Boards of St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital and Breakfast for Learning Canadian Living Foundation and Past Honorary Associate for Asian Heritage Month.
Previously, she has served as a Trustee of McMaster University, Founding Executive Director of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, founding Managing Director of The Canadian Hearing Society Foundation, Assistant Executive Director of the Canadian Hearing Society and a Registered Nurse, working in Emergency Departments in several hospitals.  She has been awarded with the 2006 Outstanding Volunteer Award, and in 2008 the Canadian Forces Decoration.
About George Brown College 

Toronto's George Brown College has established a reputation for equipping students with the skills, industry experience and credentials to pursue the careers of their choice. From its two main campuses located across the downtown core, George Brown offers 148 full-time and 1,600 continuing education programs across a wide variety of professions to a student body of approximately 63,000 (including those enrolled in full-time, part-time and continuing education programs). Students can earn diplomas, post-graduate certificates, industry accreditations, apprenticeships and four-year bachelor degrees.
For further information:
Robyn Breslow
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