College of the Rockies president announces retirement; search for new leader begins

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College of the Rockies president and CEO, David Walls, will be retiring in August 2020, after seven years with the College. The search has begun for his replacement.

College of the Rockies’ Board of Governors has announced the upcoming retirement of College President and CEO, David Walls, effective August 2020.

“After a successful career in post-secondary, and seven years as President and CEO at College of the Rockies, David Walls will be retiring,” said Randal Macnair, Chair, Board of Governors. “On behalf of the Board, I wish to extend my sincerest thanks to David for his dedication and leadership.”

As part of the consultative process to search for a new president, the College of the Rockies Board of Governors’ Presidential Search Committee has partnered with executive search firm, Leaders International, to conduct community stakeholder meetings this October. The search for a new president will take place over the coming months.

Additional presidential search information can be found on the College’s website and on the Leaders International website.


About College of the Rockies
For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.


Deborah Carty
Executive Director, Communications and Marketing
College of the Rockies