Red Deer Polytechnic and Olds College are pleased to welcome Cody McCarroll into the role of Executive Director for Campus Alberta Central (CAC). A joint venture between Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic, Campus Alberta Central provides post-secondary programs to communities throughout the central Alberta region.

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Campus Alberta Central Hires New Executive Director

Red Deer Polytechnic and Olds College are pleased to welcome Cody McCarroll into the role of Executive Director for Campus Alberta Central (CAC). A joint venture between Olds College and Red Deer Polytechnic, Campus Alberta Central provides post-secondary programs to communities throughout the central Alberta region. 

“We are very excited to welcome Cody McCarroll as the new CAC Executive Director,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, Olds College. “Cody brings a wealth of experience to the role and will continue to help us achieve our goal of creating accessible post-secondary education for all Albertans.” 

Mr. McCarroll Cody has a PhD in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta, where he taught undergraduate English courses from 2005 to 2011. He next served as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Camrose from 2011 to 2022, where he oversaw the construction of 25 homes for local families. During his time with Habitat, Mr. McCarroll also contributed to Habitat Canada's work, notably in strategic planning and in securing a historic capital funding agreement with the Federal government. Cody also worked as a management consultant, assisting several Habitat affiliates across the country with land development, home construction, mortgage lending, and fundraising.

“We are very pleased that Cody McCarroll will lead our joint venture and steward the important learning opportunities that Red Deer Polytechnic and Olds College are providing to central Albertans,” says Jim Brinkhurst, Interim President at Red Deer Polytechnic. “This is part of our commitment to providing access to education within our region and this good work will continue with Cody as Executive Director.”

“I'm very pleased to be joining Campus Alberta Central and I look forward to helping rural Albertans access post-secondary education,” stated McCarroll.

In 2020-21, Campus Alberta Central offered 25 online courses, and six community based programs were offered in the region (Drumheller, Rocky Mountain House, Ponoka, Stettler, and Sundre). A total of 326 unique learners enrolled in CAC supported courses in the 2020-21 academic year. To learn more visit campusalbertacentral.com.