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Arrival of new senior leadership to the college

Posted on October 23, 2015

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to announce the hire of two new Vice Presidents to the organization - Dr. Kathryn McNaughton in the role of Vice President, Students, Academic & Applied Research, and Marlene Kowalski in the role of Vice President, Administration & CFO.

An experienced academic leader, Dr. McNaughton held roles at many post-secondary institutions across Canada. In addition to her decades of experience as instructional faculty, her past leadership roles include time as Dean for the School of Education at Thompson Rivers University, and more recently, as Dean for the Centre for Teaching Excellence, Innovation & Research at Red River College. Kathryn also brings with her significant experience at a senior strategic level, having held the position of Vice President, Academic & Research for many years at the University College of the North.

Marlene was most recently the Vice President Corporate Services and CFO for the Fort McMurray Airport Authority. Prior to taking on this role, she served as the Director Financial Services for Royals Roads University in Victoria B.C. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and CGA/CPA designations. Marlene has extensive experience in budgeting, capital project developments, strategic planning, board and government relations as well as systems change and implementation.

Kathryn and Marlene bring a combination experience in both the private and post-secondary sectors that will be a tremendous asset to VCC as we tackle the challenges and opportunities facing us.