Fleming College Appoints Maureen Adamson as President

The Fleming College Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Maureen Adamson has been selected as the college’s sixth president.

This appointment marks several firsts for the college. Maureen is the first Fleming alumni to lead the college, as well as the first female and the first person originally from Peterborough to hold the position.

Ms. Adamson has 25 years of progressive leadership experience in the postsecondary, healthcare, government and not-for-profit sectors. She holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Lakehead University and a diploma in Business Administration from Fleming College and is an accredited Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors, Canada.

She was most recently the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport for the government of Ontario, a 900-employee organization that is responsible for all policy and programming, accountable for the oversight of 20 agencies and attractions such as the Ontario Media Development Corp, Ontario Place, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum. She also established the first ever Ministry of the Status of Women in Ontario and held the position of Deputy Minister of the Status of Women.

In the postsecondary education sector, Ms. Adamson was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Michener Institute which is devoted to applied health sciences education and a leading academic partner for the healthcare system in Ontario. She also held the position of Vice-President, Corporate Services at Mohawk College.

From 2011 to 2014, Maureen was the CEO of Cystic Fibrosis Canada, responsible for transformational leadership, strategy, fundraising, advocacy, innovation and research, and clinical investments.

Maureen succeeds Dr. Tony Tilly who will end his 14-year tenure as Fleming’s president on June 29.