The Okanagan College Board of Governors has elected Tom Styffe and Connie Denesiuk to serve as its new chair and vice-chair.
Styffe, who was appointed to the Board in 2010 and served the past two years as vice-chair, will replace Lance Kayfish.
Kayfish joined the board in 2007 and has contributed in roles as a member, as vice-chair and chair. He will continue to serve as a board member until September.
Styffe and Denesiuk are both South Okanagan residents and both bring unique and varied professional and personal experience to the board.
Styffe is an experienced construction project management professional who spent more than three decades working in the industry. His work included projectsranging from the $25-million New Westminster campus of Douglas College to schools, hospitals, commercial projects and more than 1,000 units of residential construction.
He is also serving his third term as an alternate director for the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen and has been active in municipal and provincial politics, including serving as a councillor for Logan Lake.
Denesiuk has a long history of community involvement. She joined the college board in 2012 after serving a three-year term as President of the B.C. School Trustees Association.
Denesiuk also served on the Okanagan Skaha School Board of Education for 19 years, nine of which were in the role of board chair.
She is currently a director for the Summerland Asset Development Initiative, director of the Summerland and District Credit Union, and director of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce.
The chair and vice-chair positions are one-year terms.