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Cheryl Jensen

Cheryl Jensen

Former President and CEO of Algonquin College

Cheryl Jensen was the eighth president of Algonquin College. She joined Algonquin from Mohawk College, where she held the title of Vice President, Academic for five years. Cheryl first joined Mohawk as a Chemical Engineering Technology professor in 1983 and served as Dean, Executive Dean, and Vice President of Engineering Technology, Apprenticeship and Corporate Training.

Cheryl served on the Boards of Ottawa Network for Education, Invest Ottawa, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, and the Ottawa Beechwood Cemetery and Beechwood Cemetery Foundation. She was also a Board member for Polytechnics Canada and a member of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable. She is the recipient of a Hamilton YWCA Woman of Distinction award and a national leadership award from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

Cheryl graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Certificate in the Metallurgy of Iron and Steel, and holds a Master of Education in Organizational and Administrative Studies from Brock University.

“Canada is a hub of innovation – because of exceptional thought leadership, and because we develop ground breaking technology, and share it with the world.”

 

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Cheryl Jensen was the eighth president of Algonquin College. She joined Algonquin from Mohawk College, where she held the title of Vice President, Academic for five years. Cheryl first joined Mohawk as a Chemical Engineering Technology professor in 1983 and served as Dean, Executive Dean, and Vice President of Engineering Technology, Apprenticeship and Corporate Training.

Cheryl served on the Boards of Ottawa Network for Education, Invest Ottawa, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, and the Ottawa Beechwood Cemetery and Beechwood Cemetery Foundation. She was also a Board member for Polytechnics Canada and a member of the Business/Higher Education Roundtable. She is the recipient of a Hamilton YWCA Woman of Distinction award and a national leadership award from the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.

Cheryl graduated from McMaster University with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Certificate in the Metallurgy of Iron and Steel, and holds a Master of Education in Organizational and Administrative Studies from Brock University.