After 33 years at Humber College, Joe Andrews, principal, Orangeville Campus has announced his retirement as of August 31, 2021.
As a proud Humber graduate and after charting a very successful career in Canadian media, Joe was hired as a professor in 1988 in the Radio Broadcasting program. Committed from day one to making a difference in the classroom, Joe inspired his students to be the best they could be in preparation for the competitive media world.
In 1990, Joe was appointed Coordinator of both the diploma and post-graduate Radio Broadcasting programs where the faculty team collectively guided hundreds of today’s well-known personalities, radio news journalists and media leaders. He was also instrumental in helping Humber to secure the first FM radio license for a college in Toronto.
Progressive throughout his Humber career, Joe continued to take on additional responsibilities over the years and even found time to complete a Master’s Degree in Communications in 1998. Joe has been a key and valued member of several Humber committees, has represented the institution on international projects, and has received both education and industry recognition including; Humber’s Outstanding Faculty Award, a NISOD Award of Excellence, the first inductee to the Humber Radio Hall of Fame in the Builders Category, and the Robert A. Gordon Leadership Award for his leadership of the Orangeville Campus project.
A passionate postsecondary educator, Joe has championed the vision of the Orangeville Campus since October 2005 in the capacity of Director Community Relations, Director of Campus Operations and as Campus Principal linking Humber to the Dufferin County region while leading an incredible operations staff and faculty until its closure in June of this year.
I have had the pleasure of working closely with Joe since my arrival at Humber in 2014 and wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank him for his professionalism, his dedication, and his unwavering commitment to Humber and the Orangeville community. It was obvious to me from day one how much Joe cares about Humber and our students, and how much he loves the work that he does. I was not surprised then to hear that Joe plans to remain professionally active after his retirement. He will continue to fulfill his current part-time elected role on Orangeville Council and also plans on dabbling in some media consultancy projects.
To ensure that friends and colleagues have the opportunity to connect with Joe before he retires, we will be organizing a farewell event in the coming months. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating Joe on his well-deserved retirement and wishing him well as he leaves to spend more time with family and friends, and to continue the renovations at his cottage north of Parry Sound.
Senior Vice-President, Academic