Two New Board Members Announced

September 17, 2019

Southeast College welcomed two new Board of Governors during its first meeting of the 2019-2020 fiscal year on September 11th in Weyburn.  The Minister of Advanced Education recently appointed Brian Pilloud and Josh Biggs, both of Estevan to 3-year terms with the College.

Mr. Pilloud brings significant insights and experience working in the financial sector. He brings over 30 years of experience working with small to large businesses. He also brings a unique and balanced business background and a broad range of leadership skills. Pilloud, an active member of his community serving on organizations such as Envision Counselling and Support Centre, the Estevan Bruins, the Rotary Club of Estevan and the Estevan Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Biggs is a relative newcomer to southeast Saskatchewan, setting up roots with his wife and business partner in 2011. Biggs started his career working with drilling rigs in Alberta. An opportunity arose to go out on his own providing a “new to the market tool” to make drilling operations more efficient. Biggs’ entrepreneurial spirit and ability to think outside of the box are sure to be an asset to the College Board.

“My commitment to community based organizations is what helped to drive my interest to work with the Board of Governors of Southeast College,” said Pilloud. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in a new capacity.”

“I look forward to working together to continue the great work that Southeast College is doing as well as to looking for areas of growth, diversification and improvement,” stated Biggs.

Pilloud’s and Biggs’ appointments replace the appointments of James Vermeersch and Bernie Bjorndalen. Bjorndalen completed two terms with the College while Vermeersch relinquished his seat to pursue opportunities outside of the College.

“We are very appreciative of the dedication that both Bernie and James have given to the Board of Governors for the Southeast College”, stated Janice Giroux, Board Chair. “We would like extend our sincere thanks to them both for their time, expertise and knowledge that they shared with our Board and the College.”

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