Robin Hemmingsen appointed President of LaSalle College Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Sept. 15, 2016 /CNW/ - LaSalle College Vancouver, one of the leading educational institutions in the design industry in B.C., today announced the appointment of Robin Hemmingsen as President. LaSalle College Vancouver is a member of the LCI Education network.

Robin Hemmingsen's extensive experience and reputation in higher education in Canada, including her ability to build and lead strong teams, her passion for working with Vancouver business communities, and her commitment to delivering exemplary post-secondary education to further grow the provincial creative sector are major assets to the network's stakeholders and particularly our students.

"Robin's robust portfolio in the education sector will strengthen our Vancouver operations," says Leslie "Skip" Triplett, Board Chair of LaSalle College Vancouver. "Her involvement with youth organizations and the Vancouver Board of Trade are aligned with our vision. We are more than thrilled to welcome Robin as President of our Vancouver operations."

Based in Vancouver, Robin will develop Canada's West Coast headquarters, overseeing operations and future developments in Metro Vancouver, which include:

  • Growth of Vancouver operations, including LaSalle College Vancouver with the goal of becoming the leading design school in western Canada, and Canadian Second Language Institute (CSLI), a leading English as a second language school on the West Coast;
  • Increasing student recruitment in Vancouver, as well as to the member campuses of the LCI Education network with the support of the LCI Global Admissions team;

Robin's work experience includes Dean of Business at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), where she was responsible for all full-time and continuing education business programming including media arts and Faculty, Program Head and then Chair in a multitude of business and technology programs at both Centennial and Seneca College in Toronto. Prior to entering the education realm, Robin worked as Director of Finance at Nabisco Brands Inc., and most recently served as Managing Director of the Autism Society of British Columbia (ASBC) where she promoted understanding, acceptance and full community inclusion of people with autism and intellectual disabilities.

Robin currently serves as a Board Director on the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) and a member of the Policy Council, having championed youth leadership in Vancouver by chairing the GVBOT Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program and working with the GVBOT Company of Young Professionals (CYP) to build leadership capacity. Robin also serves on the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) Foundation Board, acknowledging the important role of the city's public libraries in supporting education and community engagement.

About LaSalle College Vancouver

Established in 1998, LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV) is a boutique design school certified and designated by the Private Training Institution Branch and the British Columbian Education Quality Assurance program (EQA). Offering diploma programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Graphic Design, Professional Photography and 2D/3D Animation as well as a certificate in Artistic Makeup, LCV has doubled its student population since it inaugurated its new campus in Yaletown in 2014. LCV also offers e-learning programs in Fashion Marketing, Administrative Assistant, Video Game 3D Modeling, Interior Design, Graphic Design – Branding and Event Planning and Management.

About the LCI Education network

LCI Education traces its origins back to LaSalle College in Montreal, which was founded in 1959. Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year.  LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. LCI Education encourages program harmonization across the various countries in order to ensure greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services and respect for cultural diversity.

SOURCE LCI Education network

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