Lambton College Honouring Andrew S. Brandt as The Lambton College Foundation, Chair Emeritus

SARNIA, June 21, 2018 – The Lambton College Foundation will always have a seat at the table for Andrew S. Brandt, even after the long-standing Board Chair departs from his role later this month.

After more than 24 years at the helm of the Foundation, Mr. Brandt has announced he will be stepping down from his active role as the Board’s Chair. In appreciation and recognition for his years of service, and continued commitment to the community, Lambton College will be honouring Brandt with the title of Chair Emeritus of The Lambton College Foundation. Both the Board of Directors of The Lambton College Foundation and the Lambton College Board of Governors passed motions extending their utmost appreciation to Brandt for his outstanding leadership.

Brandt has been the sole Chair of the College’s Foundation since its inception in 1994. Under his leadership, the Foundation has flourished, thanks in large part to Mr. Brandt’s vision, enterprise and steadfastness.

Under his direction, the College completed two very successful capital fundraising campaigns, raising over $9M in the early 2000s. More recently, Brandt oversaw the launch of the Envision Tomorrow Capital and Equipment Renewal Campaign in support of Lambton College’s $48M campus expansion projects to construct the Athletics & Fitness Complex and the NOVA Chemicals Health & Research Centre.

Brandt, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, has served a number of prestigious roles across the province as both a politician and public administrator. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Progressive Conservative from 1981 to 1990, and was a cabinet minister in the governments of William G. Davis and Frank Miller. He later served as interim leader of the PC party from 1987 to 1990 before being appointed as Chairman and CEO of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario, a role which he held for 15 years.

Locally, Mr. Brandt served as mayor of Sarnia in 1975, where he is credited with advocating for the construction of Highway 402 and his work rejuvenating the city’s downtown.

Lambton College remains eternally thankful to Andy Brandt for his passion and continued commitment to the College’s growth, student achievements, and community success. His hard work, energy, and friendly personality will continue to shine through the work of the Foundation.

For media inquiries or more information:

Jami Kloet
Corporate Communications Coordinator
Lambton College
Telephone: 519-542-7751 ext. 3337
Mobile: 519-328-2081

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