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New Vice President, People and Culture

Posted on July 20, 2016


Vancouver Community College (VCC) announces the appointment of Shannon Railton as Vice President, People and Culture to lead VCC’s human resources (HR).

Railton’s background as an HR leader has been based in education and the public sector. For more than 15 years, she has built a reputation as a strategic leader with solid labour relations experience and a passion for people development and engagement. Railton spent six years in progressively more responsible HR positions at Thompson Rivers University, prior to becoming director of HR for the school district of School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows. For the last four years, she was director of HR for Burnaby School District 41, which employs over 4,000 employees across 54 sites and has four employee groups and two unions.

Railton volunteers as vice-chair of the Canadian Council of Human Resources (CCHRA), is the CCHRA representative for the Human Resources Management Association (HRMA board), and is heavily involved in the BC Human Resources Management Association (BCHRMA). Railton possesses a Bachelor of Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University.