Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New Associate Dean takes up position at Prince Rupert campus of NWCC

NWCC has welcomed a new Associate Dean to the North Coast

Welcome signs have decorated the hallways and windows of the Prince Rupert campus of NWCC this week as staff and students at the local centre for post-secondary education welcomed a new member to the college administration ranks.

Mr. Jose Areekadan took up his duties as Associate Dean of the Prince Rupert campus on Monday, bringing a fairly extensive resume to his new post on the North Coast.

Originally from Edmonton, he arrives in Prince Rupert with an MBA from Dalhousie University in Halifax and a BA from Montreal's Concordia University, as well as a wealth of experience as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces having served as part of the NATO force in Afghanistan.

From that period he developed his skills in the field of Emergency Management procedures, an area of study where he achieved certification as a Business Continuity professional with the Disaster Recovery Institute of Canada.

Some background on his past work on those themes can be reviewed below:
Mr. Jose Areekadan is the new 
Associate Dean at NWCC in Prince Rupert
(photo from Linked In portal)

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Mr. Areekadan also has international experience through his work with UNICEF having held the duties as an Emergency Education Coordinator in East Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza.

Most recently he was employed as an instructor with Selkirk College at Castlegar in the Kootenays

Much of that world travel experience should serve him well as part of his new duties with the college.

Particularly as NWCC moves forward with an ambitious plan to expand its international footprint, having recently added a number of international students to their enrolment rolls heading into the fall session.

NWCC seeing more international students
Northwest BC college draws more than 40 international students

The latest addition to the management ranks brings the Prince Rupert campus back to full strength following the spring departure of Ann Rowse, who held duties as NWCC's former Western Regional Director.

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