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Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ajay Patel as Vice President, Enterprise and International Development. This role provides strategic leadership to VCC's International Education department, Partnership Development Office, and Continuing Studies.
Ajay will be responsible for seeking and responding to entrepreneurial opportunities such as strategic partnerships with industry, community organizations, and government. His wealth of experience with multiple areas in post-secondary education will support VCC's new Strategic Innovation Plan, currently in development.
Ajay brings more than 15 years of experience in post-secondary education from Langara College, where he rose through the ranks in several positions from an instructor all the way to the VP, External Development. Over the past two years in the VP role, Ajay provided Langara with strategic leadership, the development of community relations, and partnerships that supported the college's vision and priorities.
At Langara, Ajay oversaw the renewal of the Continuing Studies business plan, the refresh of the college's 2020 Strategic Plan, the launch a comprehensive fundraising campaign, development and implementation of a risk mitigation plan for international education, and collaborated with the provost and academic leaders to foster relationships with research universities in the development of articulation agreements. Ajay Patel holds a Master of Human Kinetics, Coaching Sciences, from the University of British Columbia.
Learn more about the ways industry and community can connect with VCC through our Partnership Development Office.