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Release date: June 12, 2020

Former Greater Victoria School District Associate Superintendent, Monty Bryant has been elected as the new Chair of the Camosun College Board of Governors. He assumes the role on Aug. 1, 2020, taking over from the outgoing Board Chair Laylee Rohani.

"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Monty as the new Board Chair, while thanking Laylee for her calm, empathetic and gracious leadership," says Sherri Bell, President of Camosun. "As the college prepares to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, we remain committed to delivering applied, innovative and relevant education to our learners."

Monty has a Bachelor of Arts, a Master's in Education, and a Doctorate in Education as well as a qualification as a Registered Technician in Radiography. He previously was Associate Superintendent of the Greater Victoria School District and worked as a teacher, vice principal and a principal. Monty has served on the boards of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Conservatory of Music, and the Belfry Theatre.

"It is a great honour and pleasure to be elected as the new Chair," says Bryant. "Serving on the Board at Camosun with the support of my colleagues has allowed me to continue a close connection to education that supports people and communities. With the varied and strong backgrounds of Board members, along with an outstanding President and administrative staff, we are very well placed to deal with the coming challenges. Thank you to Laylee for her calm, insightful and wise leadership."

Rohani was appointed to the Board on July 31, 2014. She served as Vice Chair since Jan. 1, 2018 and Chair since Aug. 1, 2019. Rohani is a lawyer with Cook Roberts LLP and practices primarily in the areas of business law, real estate, as well as estate planning and administration.

"It was a privilege to serve on the Board of Governors at Camosun," says Rohani. "Education is very important to my family and I hope I was able to contribute to the continued growth and success of Camosun. My best wishes to all of my board colleagues."

During her term as Chair, Camosun officially opened the new Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness. And, under her tenure, the college revised its Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy and approved an Indigenization Policy. Laylee also served on the Education Council, was Chair of the Audit Committee, and was on the Board Executive Committee, and the Finance Committee. She also took a lead role in the Board 'Award for Innovation and Community Partnerships' when Songhees Nation won in the spring of 2019.

Camosun College is a public post-secondary institution. The Board of Governors administers the college on behalf of the B.C. Government and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training as legislated by the College and Institute Act.

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