Radford replaces Elizabeth Kidd, who was acting as president. She returns to her role as vice-president, corporate services.
“Dr. Radford brings a wealth of skills and experience to the position of president, and I expect he will continue the work of implementing the College of the North Atlantic’s Modernization Plan. I also extend our sincere appreciation to Ms. Kidd for her dedicated service and leadership.” Advanced Education, Skills and Labour Minister Al Hawkins said in a news release.
Radford has extensive experience in post-secondary education administration both in Canada and abroad.
Most recently he was senior vice-president academic and chief learning officer at the College of the North Atlantic.
“I am honoured to accept the role of president of College of the North Atlantic,’’ Radford said.
“These are challenging and exciting times for the province’s public college; together we will guide this institution forward to ensure our programs meet the needs of students, and also the demands of a changing labour market.”
His previous posts include: vice-president at Vancouver Community College, director of internationalization at Simon Fraser University, and director of extension at St. Francis Xavier University.
He holds a B.A. (Hons.), post-graduate certificate of education (Leeds), M.A. in adult education (St. Francis Xavier University), and PhD in curriculum theory (Simon Fraser University).