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Greetings from Dignitaries

During the Presidential Installation Ceremony, Seneca President David Agnew received greetings from a number of municipal representatives including Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the Town of Markham, Phyllis Morris, Mayor of Aurora; Deputy Mayor Bill Cober, King Township; Brenda Hogg, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Richmond Hill.

Dr. Reza Moridi, MPP Richmond Hill and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Research and Innovation offered his congratulations and best wishes as did long-time Seneca supporter David Shiner, Willowdale, City of Toronto.

Anne Sado, President of George Brown College, welcomed David to the post-secondary sector and wished him well.

Speaking for Seneca’s student governments, Oscar Bobadilla, President of the Seneca Student Federation, said the students are looking forward to working with David.

David Miller, Mayor of Toronto, sent greetings by video, and President Agnew received written greetings from:


Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada

It is with great pleasure that I extend my warmest greetings to Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology as you celebrate the installation of your new President, Mr. David Agnew.

Mr. Agnew’s remarkable career in the private, public and non-governmental sectors — including his previous posts as Ombudsman of Banking Services and Investments, and President and Chief Executive Officer of UNICEF Canada — along with his interest in public service, will no doubt serve him well in his new role as Seneca’s President.

I would like to extend my personal congratulations to Mr. Agnew on his appointment. I am certain that his leadership will contribute to advancing Seneca College’s objective of providing its students with the best possible education and training for the economy of tomorrow.

Please accept my best wishes for an enjoyable event.


Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario

On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to offer warm congratulations to David Agnew on being installed as President of Seneca College, October 6, 2009.

I am confident that your experience and vision will be a great asset to you in your new role as President of Seneca College. I know that your many years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, combined with your leadership and team-building skills, will bring you much success at the helm of this fine centre of learning.

My colleagues and I are enthusiastic about working with you to create even greater opportunities for students — and to continue to build a postsecondary education system that is second to none.

Please accept my sincere best wishes for much continued success and fulfilment.


John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

On behalf of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, I would like to extend my congratulations on your appointment and installation as the President of Seneca College.

Seneca College has been providing outstanding career education and training since 1967. The college is at the forefront in developing programs that meet the needs of students in today’s rapidly changing world.

Your broad experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, and outstanding leadership abilities will no doubt be invaluable to Seneca’s continued success.

I look forward to working with you to enrich the postsecondary education experience for students in Ontario.