Sheridan College has named former Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion as its first chancellor in the institution’s 49-year history.

It was announced last Tuesday that McCallion will be officially instated this June into the unpaid position spanning a term of three years, which includes responsibilities such as overseeing Sheridan’s convocation. In the interim, McCallion is currently acting as chancellor-designate.

Having ended her term as mayor in 2014, 95-year-old McCallion was welcomed by Jeff Zabudsky, Sheridan’s president and vice chancellor, at the announcement event attended by current Mississauga mayor Bonnie Crombie among other dignitaries.

“We can think of no one better suited for this role, and no better ambassador for our institution,” stated Zabudsky.