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VCC announces new Vice President, People Services

Posted on March 30, 2021

Kate Dickerson VCC

Vancouver Community College (VCC) president Ajay Patel is pleased to announce that Kate Dickerson will join the college as the new Vice President, People Services.

Kate brings over 20 years of experience providing leadership and strategic direction in all aspects of human resources management, including working with boards, employers’ associations, unions, and government. For the past three years she has been the Executive Director of Human Resources at E-Comm 911.

“We are very excited to have someone as seasoned as Kate join our team at such a crucial and exciting time for VCC,” says Ajay. “Her experiences with employees, stakeholders, and partners in challenging industries like emergency response and the health sector are a huge asset for us as we look to reinvigorate our Strategic Innovation Plan and move our Campus Master Plan forward. I am pleased to have Kate join our college family on our journey as we chart VCC’s future.”

Thanks to 13 years of experience at Vancouver Coastal Health, Kate is well-versed in navigating the challenges and dynamics of a complex organization. She has introduced progressive HR programs and policies, and negotiated agreements with multiple unions in health care and in emergency services.

“We are impressed with Kate’s sense of collaboration and her leadership experience with all levels of employee groups. I can’t think of a better fit for VCC at this time,” adds Ajay.

Ajay would also like to thank Chemistry Consulting who conducted the search, the members of the recommendations committee, which included stakeholder groups from across the college, and Tania Dong in VCC People Services.  

Kate begins her new role on May 3, 2021.

Welcome aboard!