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Brampton Community Leaders Pay Tribute to Outgoing Sheridan President

September 16, 2009

Brampton’s political leaders gathered yesterday at Sheridan’s Davis Campus to pay tribute to outgoing Sheridan President, Dr. Rob Turner.

For Immediate Release: September 16, 2009
Brampton, Ontario

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Brampton’s political leaders gathered yesterday at Sheridan’s Davis Campus to pay tribute to outgoing Sheridan President, Dr. Rob Turner. The occasion was a dedication ceremony during which a building on the campus was named the “Dr. Rob Turner Building.”

Dr. Turner, who will retire from Sheridan at the end of the year, accomplished much during his eight-year tenure as President and CO. Under his leadership, Sheridan achieved the following:
  • Achieved close to 50% growth in student numbers
  • Achieved a differentiated status and became degree granting
  • Launched over 35 new programs
  • Significantly increased the number of full-time faculty
  • Built $150M worth of new facilities
  • Developed and implemented the Davis Campus plan and met the expectations in the Brampton community for Sheridan College
  • Developed and implemented the best Emergency Preparedness Plan in the Ontario college system, and introduced the Sheridan Immediate Response Emergency Notification system – the first of its kind in North America 
  • Dramatically improved Student Services
  • Concluded the most successful fundraising campaign at Sheridan and in the Ontario college system in recent years 

Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South, extended thanks to Dr. Turner, on behalf of the Government of Ontario, for his dedication to Sheridan. Mayor Susan Fennell noted that “Today, Sheridan is one of the most talked about features of our city,” particularly with the Davis Campus’s expansion in recent years. The Honourable William G. Davis, for whom the Davis Campus is named, praised Dr. Turner’s contributions, saying “I’ve always been proud of what you’ve done for Sheridan, and particularly the Davis Campus.”

About Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Sheridan’s mission is to provide students of all ages with the knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world. We annually serve 15,000 full-time and 35,000 continuing education students at our campuses in Oakville and Brampton, Ontario. Sheridan offers an innovative learning environment celebrated for academic excellence, applied research and creativity. Program options range from one-year certificates to four-year Bachelor’s degrees, in the arts, business, community service and technology fields. We prepare students for career success; 88 percent of graduates are employed within six months of graduation.