25th Anniversary

The Governance and President’s Office Professionals (GPOP) network celebrated it’s 25th anniversary on June 5, 2020 at the virtual Annual General Meeting. Our professional network has grown and evolved since a handful of peers first met in 1995 in Victoria, BC. To help us commemorate this day, a number of founding members and Presidents offered their congratulations and best wishes through letters and videos. We’re happy to share these messages of reflection, encouragement and appreciation with you, our members. Happy anniversary to us!


Elaine Vandale, Retired Executive Director, Board & Corporate Relations, Red Deer College, Alberta

Lane Trotter, President, Langara College


Denise Amyot, President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)

College Presidents (various)

Margo Baptista (Founding Member) and Shelagh Donnelly (Inaugural Board Chair)

Door Prize Winners

Door PrizeRecipient
2021 GPOP Conference RegistrationAlice Hsu, Langara
VIP CoreUm Meeting Software SubscriptionKathi Gudmandson, Red River College
Holland College SweaterErin Symington, Yukon College
Camosun JacketAlice Schuda, Centennial College
Fanshawe Charcuterie BoardSandy Timmer, NAIT
NSCC Tea Mug and Water BottlePierrette Fortier, Northern College
Douglas College Leather Journal and Pen/Pencil SetLesley Cook, Capilano University
Okanagan College Gift SetMichael Audibert, Niagara College
New Caledonia Artisan Birch BowlsTracy McDougall, Algonquin College