Langara College President appoints new Vice President

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - The President of Langara College, Dr. David
Ross, announced that Langara College will have a new Vice President position
effective immediately.
    Dr. Martin Gerson will be Langara's first Vice President Academic and
Provost. In this position he will be responsible for creating and implementing
a new academic management structure for the delivery of regular studies
programs and courses. Gerson will work with the internal College community
through the transition to the new structure for the senior level of academic
management. His role will also include program development, forming academic
partnerships and making linkages with the community and other institutions to
help facilitate easier transitions for students from one institution to
another, or into their career.
    "This is an important next step in the growth of Langara College and will
enable us to continue to strengthen the College's instructional objectives in
the coming months," said President David Ross.
    "The President and the College believe that forming linkages with
community organizations and other institutions to help students on their
educational or career path will help to make Langara's students and our
programs more successful," said Gerson. "The President recognized that it was
important for the organization to put resources into the management of our
academic operations in order to strengthen our program development
capabilities and facilitate this community outreach."
    Martin Gerson received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Simon Fraser
University in 1974. He then became a Mathematics Instructor at Langara College
and in 1987 became the Chair of the Mathematics & Sciences Division. Gerson
has spent his career working for the College and for the last 16 years has
been one of the College's Deans of Instruction, along with Linda Arnold. The
Deans of Instruction focus on the day to day management of the academic
operations of the College.

    Langara College, located in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, provides
University Transfer, Career, and Continuing Studies programs and courses to
more than 19,000 students annually. The College's expansive academic breadth
and depth allows students to choose their own educational path. The College
offers three bachelor's degrees as well as a comprehensive variety of
diplomas, certificates, and citations.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Ian Humphreys, Ph.D., Director,
Communications & Marketing Services, Langara College, (604) 323-5631,

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