FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- December 11th, 2019 - The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is pleased to welcome the organization’s new Executive Director, Kalin McCluskey.
A well-rounded professional with a commitment to life-long learning, McCluskey holds Bachelor’s degrees from the University of New Brunswick and Saint Thomas University, a Masters from St. Paul University and the University of Ottawa, and is currently completing her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of New Brunswick.
“Through her extensive education, experience in federal policy development, and understanding of the not-for-profit sector, Kalin’s approach to learning and leadership have equipped her with a skillset that CASA only stands to benefit from,” says Adam Brown, Chair of CASA’s Board and Vice-President of the University of Alberta Students’ Union. “We are fortunate to welcome Kalin to this organization. CASA’s membership is looking forward to working with her to continue shaping federal policy relevant to the student experience, and removing barriers to accessing post-secondary.”
CASA’s Board of Directors would like to thank outgoing Interim Executive Director, Johnathan Rix, for taking on this leadership role for the past five months, and wish him well as he transitions to a new role within the organization.
Established in 1995, the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit, national student organization composed of 23 student associations representing 280,000 post-secondary students from coast to coast. With its partnership with the Quebec Student Union (QSU), CASA represents a total of 360,000 students across Canada and presents a national student voice to the federal government. CASA advocates for a Canadian post-secondary education system that is accessible, affordable, innovative, and of the highest quality.
Annie Sherry, Director of Communications and Operations