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Media Release: VCC appoints new Vice President, Administration

Posted on March 31, 2020


VANCOUVER – Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ian Humphreys as Vice President, Administration, effective Wednesday, April 1.

Dr. Humphreys, along with VCC’s senior leadership team, will be an integral part of the implementation of VCC’s Strategic Innovation Plan. He will oversee operations and initiatives for the college by providing leadership for planning, including infrastructure, service areas, and support for the financial, academic, and enrolment planning.

“I am excited Dr. Humphreys accepted the position of VP, Administration. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Humphreys brings the kind of leadership and community-mindedness that is valued at VCC, and will support us to move forward with our key strategic initiatives,” says Ajay Patel, VCC President. 

With more than a decade of extensive leadership experience in education, Dr. Humphreys has dedicated his career to strategically solving complex post-secondary challenges. Most recently, he worked with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology to implement a new framework for Continuing Education.

“I am pleased to be joining the VCC team and I am looking forward to working to achieve their innovative and ambitious strategic vision,” says Dr. Humphreys

Previously, as Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Students for Langara College, Dr. Humphreys redesigned the college’s academic structure to expand faculties and administrative supports introducing new faculties of Business and Nursing. Before assuming responsibility for academic programming, he served in a variety of positions, including oversight of Langara’s International Education and Continuing Education departments, as well as for Student Services, Information Technology, Communication and Marketing, Institutional Research, and the College Foundation.

A longtime Vancouver resident, Dr. Humphreys holds MSc and PhD degrees in Human Performance from the University of Alberta, and a BSc in Sport Science from Liverpool Polytechnic in England. He is a member of Vancouver Board of Trade and Business Council of British Columbia.

About Vancouver Community College

VCC has been inspiring students to reach their career and educational goals for over 50 years, offering post-secondary training in over 120 programs including bachelor's degrees, diplomas, certificates, and apprenticeships. With three campuses, located in Downtown Vancouver, East Vancouver, and on Annacis Island, VCC offers quality, hands-on instruction in culinary arts, business, design, health sciences, hospitality, transportation trades, and music.

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Media can contact:

Karen Wilson
Director, Marketing and Communications
Vancouver Community College
T: 604.612.2653