Northern Lights College is pleased to announce that Todd Bondaroff has been selected for the position of President and CEO.
Todd has served as Acting President since mid-January, after the departure of Bryn Kulmatycki, his predecessor.
The NLC Board of Governors conducted an exhaustive search to fill the office of President, advertising for the position on more than 20 job sites and receiving 24 applications. Five candidates were shortlisted, and three interviews took place.
“Todd has been an exemplary member of the Northern Lights College family for many years and his dedication to the college is second to none,” says Tyler Holte, chair of the NLC Board of Governors. “The board looked at many potential candidates, but ultimately decided we already had the best candidate serving in the position. We are pleased to welcome Todd officially as NLC’s new President and CEO.”
Todd has lived in the BC Peace Region since 2004. Having previously resided in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek, he and his family currently live just outside Dawson Creek on a mixed farming operation.
He has a diploma in Forest Technology from Selkirk College, a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from UNBC, and a Master of Science in Natural Resource Management from UNBC.
Todd got his start with NLC in 2005, when he was an instructor in the Land and Resource Management program. He held this position until 2008 before moving on to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Development.
He returned to NLC in 2015 to serve as the Director of Facilities, and in 2018 became the Vice President of Student Services and Community Relations. In this role he oversaw Student Services, Athletics and Recreation, Indigenous Education, Community Relations, Alumni Engagement, and Ancillary Services.
Todd has been a vital part of the development of the Centre for Innovation in Indigenous Education at NLC to address truth and reconciliation in post-secondary education. He is working to position NLC to meaningfully lead and implement actions towards the recommendations arising from those calls to action.
He is also responsible for “The Northern Promise,” a Canada Learning Bond initiative of four northern schools that seeks to ensure learners from low-income families can get a post-secondary education.