Carlton Trail College has a new president and CEO.

Shelley Romanyszyn-Cross says it's her passion for the work that makes her a good fit for the role.

"I am blessed and humbled to work with such amazing people at this organization that are just as passionate as I am about the work that we do. When you see those successes in students it's pretty amazing the value that an education can have in transforming a person's life. It's having that understanding and having that passion."

She tells us a little more about her background.

"I've been with the regional college in various capacities since November of 2001. I have a good thorough understanding of our region and of what we do. I also have a Public Administration degree and a Masters in Adult Education, so that absolutely helps support the work we do at the college."

Romanyszyn-Cross adds that enrollment at Carlton Trail College is very high.

"It's an interesting phenomenon that when the economy is not as strong, enrollment in post-secondary tends to go up. So we've done very well in all our classes with the exception of one program that we had to cancel. I think we have waiting lists for the bulk of our programs."

Before being appointed to the President and CEO of Carlton Trail, Romanyszyn-Cross was appointed as interim president earlier this year. Since 2008 she has been the Senior Academic Officer for the College, which she will continue along with her new role.

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