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October 01, 2020

Belleville, Ontario, October 1, 2020 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce the appointment of Pam Jolliffe as the new Chair of the Board of Governors. Today Ms. Jolliffe begins her one-year term, succeeding Bob Forder, who has served as Chair since 2017.

Pam Jolliffe joined the Board in 2018 and served as a member of the Finance, Corporate Services and Governance Committee as well as the Audit Committee during the 2018–2019 term. In August 2019, Ms. Jolliffe was elected as Vice Chair of the Board for 2019–2020 and also served as a member of the Academic, Student Affairs, Finance and Corporate Services, and Audit Committees for 2019–2020. Most recently, as Vice Chair of the Board, she also served on the Executive Committee, Nominating Committee, and the Board By-Laws and Policies Committee.  

Ms. Jolliffe is the Principal of P. Jolliffe & Associates. During her 30-year career, she served as Interim Executive Director with Food Banks Canada; President and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada/Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Foundation; Executive Director of Fred Victor Centre; and as the Director of Planning and Adult Services at West Neighbourhood House (formerly St. Christopher House). Ms. Jolliffe received a Bachelor of Arts Honours from York University and a Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) from the University of Toronto. She has served on several non-profit boards, including St. Michael’s Hospital, the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). 


“As a highly engaged Board member, Pam will bring thoughtful leadership to the College as we help the Bay of Quinte region to recover from the pandemic by responding to employers’ shifting labour force needs with innovative education offerings and applied research opportunities. Her commitment to non-profit sectors such as youth services, housing and mental health aligns perfectly with Loyalist’s caring, community-oriented and student-centric focus. In honouring Pam’s new role as Chair, we would also like to recognize the tremendous contributions of Bob Forder who served as Chair for the past three years. During this time, Loyalist experienced growth and generated strong graduate employment; graduation rates; and graduate, employer, and student satisfaction.” – Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President and CEO

“I am pleased to be succeeded in the Chair position by Ms. Pam Jolliffe. I have had the extreme privilege to hold the Chair position at Loyalist College the past three years and have had the opportunity to see Pam in action. Our Board and our College will be in good hands as we continue our journey as Ontario’s Destination College.” – Bob Forder, Past Chair, Loyalist College Board of Governors

“It is a great pleasure to continue serving on the Loyalist College Board of Governors, and to accept the role of Chair. Loyalist is a special place, with a welcoming culture and strong connections to the surrounding region. I look forward to supporting the College with the same caring approach with which it supports our communities by providing the skills required to prepare for a changed workforce and to thrive in a post-pandemic economy.” – Pam Jolliffe, Chair, Loyalist College Board of Governors

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, empowering students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. The College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2017-18 Loyalist graduates, 88.5 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913, ext. 2536