OCAS Announces Selection of Karen Creditor as New CEO
The board of directors of the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS) is pleased to announce that Karen Creditor has been selected as the new CEO of OCAS. Creditor will start Aug. 19.
"I am very excited to be joining OCAS at this important time," Creditor said. "Ontario's colleges do tremendous work educating and training students throughout the province. OCAS plays an essential part in the strength of the college system and I'm looking forward to this terrific opportunity."
Creditor, who was formerly the director of handheld operations at Research in Motion (RIM), brings to OCAS a cross-functional depth of experience in corporate, consulting, academic, and community service operations. At both RIM and in previous roles at Peabody Energy and Cap Gemini, she led data warehousing, application development and software program teams on complex engagements for these global corporations.
Creditor is also an instructor in the School of Business and Hospitality at Conestoga College. She has experience in curriculum development and classroom instruction from Conestoga and from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has also recently developed an online learning program for Centauri Systems.
Creditor has served as marketing chair on the board of directors for Our World Services, an Illinois community service agency, as well as on a variety of advisory boards for professional societies and academic programs. She has led seminars at the Centre for Applied Information Technology at Washington University and holds a patent in mobile device management.
A native of Cambridge, Ontario, she is a graduate of the University of Waterloo. Creditor's start date of Aug. 19 will allow for overlap with current CEO Greg Hughes, who retires at the end of August.
"We're pleased that we found such an excellent candidate to continue providing strong leadership at this award-winning application service," said Dr. Howard Rundle, the president of Fanshawe College and chair of the board of directors of OCAS. "Please join me and the management board in welcoming Karen to her new role as CEO of OCAS."
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