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RDP Welcomes New Chief Human Resources Officer

Mar 06, 2024
A headshot of a smiling Cristal Glass-Painchaud with RDP graphics behind

Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is pleased to welcome Cristal Glass-Painchaud to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Executive Director of People & Culture. An experienced and thoughtful human resources leader, Ms. Glass-Painchaud brings over 25 years of experience as an educator, post-secondary leader, and human resources (HR) professional.

“We are very pleased to have Ms. Glass-Painchaud join the Red Deer Polytechnic team. Her experience as an HR executive within higher education and her emphasis on diversity and collaboration in the workplace will make her a valuable addition to RDP,” comments Stuart Cullum, President, RDP. “An advocate for the polytechnic model of experiential education, innovative learning methods and spaces, and a believer in the power of lifelong learning, Ms. Glass-Painchaud will play a key role leading our dedicated People & Culture team and advancing the implementation of our 2030 Strategic Plan – in particular, Strategic Driver #7: Employer of Choice.”    

Ms. Glass-Painchaud joins RDP from CGP HR Services where she was Principal Consultant. Prior to that she held the role of Associate Vice President, Human Resource at Royal Roads University, as well as senior administration and faculty positions at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She holds a BEd from the University of Saskatchewan, a Graduate Certificate in Leadership from Royal Roads University, and a Human Resources Management Post-Graduate Certificate from Simon Fraser University. She attained professional teaching certificates in both Saskatchewan and British Columbia and holds a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) designation.

“Red Deer Polytechnic's commitment to its people as a strategic priority truly sets it apart. By placing people at the forefront, RDP recognizes the importance of a flexible HR strategy that brings in and keeps highly engaged employees,” comments Cristal Glass-Painchaud, CHRO and Executive Director of People & Culture, RDP. “I'm incredibly excited to join RDP during this transformative period and contribute to its culture of exploration, innovation, collaboration and wellness.”

Ms. Glass-Painchaud begins in her new role March 19, 2024.  

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