The new president of Ottawa's francophone college will start her new position at the end of March.

Lise Bourgeois will move into the top job at La Cit� Coll�giale from her current post as director of education for the Catholic East School Board, the largest French-language school board outside Quebec.

Bourgeois has held the position with the Catholic board since 2003. Under her leadership, enrollment increased by 2,000 students over a period of three years.

Bourgeois has more than 30 years of experience in French-language education.