Ontario Honours Former Humber College President
McGuinty Government Celebrates Lifetime Achievement
Former Humber College President Dr. Robert A. Gordon has been awarded the fourth annual Minister's Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to Ontario's college system.
Retired since summer 2006, Dr. Gordon was President of Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto for 25 years. During his 40-year career, he contributed to the college sector in Ontario and across North America by serving on numerous boards and committees.
He has received considerable recognition and numerous awards for his hard work and determination, including being appointed to the Order of Ontario and being awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
- Ninety per cent of graduates of Ontario's 24 colleges are employed within six months of graduating.
- College enrolment in Ontario rose 44 per cent between 1990 and 2005, with over 150,000 students now enrolled full-time and more than 350,000 enrolled part-time.
“Dedicated professionals like Dr. Gordon are the lifeblood of our college system, ensuring the high quality education Ontarians deserve and building a college system second to none.”