Office of the President

Message from the President

As an educator and leader in post-secondary education, I am extremely proud of all we do at Durham College. By delivering innovative and transformative education with a comprehensive suite of supports, we prioritize our students’ success. Working together with our Board of Governors, employees and community partners, we have created a vibrant, inclusive campus culture where students can learn, grow and thrive.

Looking to the future, we want to continue our momentum and build on the incredible foundation we have established. Emerging technologies, evolving approaches to teaching and learning and modern career paths are just some of the opportunities available to us. As we consider what’s next, we will be sure to continue to leverage our existing community and industry partnerships and develop new collaborations.

Later this year, we will begin the development of our next Strategic Plan. Through extensive consultation with students, employees, alumni, donors and our community, I look forward to taking the time to reflect, assess and engage in dialogue about where we are and where we want to go. The possibilities ahead are full of promise, and I look forward to supporting our students on their personal and professional journeys.

Dr. Elaine Popp
President, Durham College

I am incredibly honoured and humbled to serve as Durham College’s President. We are a people-focused, equity-driven college that fosters meaningful connections with the local community and broader global society. Together, our employees, alumni, donors, community, and partners are addressing the rapid changes of an evolving disruptive economy by ensuring our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive.

Dr. Elaine Popp President, Durham College

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A selected portrait of Dr. Popp.