RDC names new vice-president of academics and research

Red Deer College will have a new vice-president of academics and research this fall.

The school says Kylie Thomas will take over the position Aug. 31 following the retirement of Paulette Hanna.

Thomas, a former Rocky Mountain House resident, has spent the past few years as associate vice-president of students and registrar at the Nicola Valley Institue of Technology in Merritt, B.C.

“I am honoured to join a team that holds student success and institutional sustainability at the core of its planning and programming,” Thomas said in a statement Thursday.

“RDC alumni have proven themselves integral to the success of central Alberta’s economy, and I embrace the opportunity to champion the teaching and learning environments and vision of RDC.”

At the institue of technology, which is an Indigenous public post-secondary school, Thomas was partly responsible for the its strategic enrolment program.

That work helped surpass ministry-mandated enrolment targets by 30 per cent. RDC cites that experience as a key driver in her hiring and says it hopes it will be a benefit in the transition to a polytechnic university.

“Her diverse experience in post-secondary leadership roles, and her focus on creating an environment where learners thrive in their studies, will be invaluable for our organization,” said RDC president Peter Nunoda.

“I am confident Kylie will lead our bold vision for academic programming well into the future.”

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