College of the Rockies president and chief executive officer Dr. Nicholas Rubidge has announced his impending retirement.

COTR president to retire in 2013

The College of the Rockies is losing one of their most senior administrators.

The College of the Rockies is losing one of their most senior administrators, as College of the Rockies President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Nicholas Rubidge announced during the September 13, 2012 regular meeting of the College Board of Governors that he will retire from his position in July of 2013.

“College of the Rockies is an amazing place to learn and work and is highly respected throughout BC, Canada and the world,” said Rubidge in a release. “This College has a remarkable past and an exciting future. Its success is due to the passion of our management, faculty and staff for the success of our students. College of the Rockies truly is a student-centred college where students come first.”

Rubidge, a veteran of over 40 years in the post-secondary system in British Columbia and Canada has been President and CEO since April of 2001. Prior to accepting his position with the College of the Rockies, Rubidge served as Director of the Colleges and Institutional Planning Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education Training and Technology in Victoria. Rubidge received a Commemorative Medal in 2003 during Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee in recognition of his significant service to fellow citizens and the community.