Albert College welcomes new board chairwoman

Alison Gilbert has been named chairwoman of the Albert College board of governors. Gilbert took on the role at the recent board of governors' Annual General Meeting. SUBMITTED PHOTO jpg, BI

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Albert College has welcomed Prince Edward County resident Alison Gilbert as chairwoman of the Albert College board of governors.

Gilbert took on the role at the recent board of governors’ Annual General Meeting earlier this week, and will work with the board to position the school for the future by continuing to implement the 2018-23 Strategic Plan.

“When I was invited to join the board in 2013, I could never have imagined the dedication and caring staff and faculty at this institution of life and learning,” stated Gilbert. “With each meeting, we see the vision and commitment to the Albert College principles built upon and strengthened. I am honoured to serve as the chair of the board of governors.”

With more than 20 years in the finance and investment industry, Gilbert held many roles including vice president for TD Securities Inc., and as an analyst at National Bank Financial and Merrill Lynch Canada Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked in human resources at Empire Financial Group in Kingston. Gilbert is currently a director with BMO Capital Markets. She joined the board of governors at Albert College in 2013 and became chairwoman of the finance committee. After five years, she took the role of vice-chair of the board. Her expertise in finance was instrumental when developing Albert’s 2018-23 Strategic Financial Plan.

For more than 15 years, Gilbert was an active member of the board of directors for the National Ballet School Foundation in Toronto. She has one son who attends Albert College. Her older son attends McGill University in Montreal.

Gilbert succeeds past chairman and Albert College Alumnus John Barritt from Bermuda, whose tenure included five years as chairman. The college is grateful for his dedication to the school and thanked him for his service as he continues on the board as past chairman.

The board of governors are dedicated volunteers comprised of parents, alumni and individuals from the community. The group of members have skills and talents in areas of finance, marketing, law, entrepreneurship and education and work together to advance the vision of the school.

Founded in 1857, Albert College is Canada’s oldest, independent, co-educational, day and boarding school. With over 160 years of experience and excellence in education, Albert College provides an enriched and engaging curriculum from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12. A ‘home away from home’ to students from Canada and over 20 nations, Albert College offers boarding to both male and female students beginning in Grade 7. Albert believes in a well-rounded education and students embrace Albert’s 5 ‘A’s – Academics, Arts, Athletics, Active Citizenship and Adventure as part of their post-secondary preparation. Every student is a ‘A’ student at Albert College.

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