TORONTO, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Sam McKinney, Principal of Upper Canada College, announced today a new appointment at the Toronto-based independent boys' school. Brendan Dellandrea '01 has been appointed Vice-Principal, Advancement. Brendan will join UCC in early May and be part of the College's Senior Leadership Team.
Dellandrea is an experienced leader in advancement and strategy with a proven ability to foster innovation and excellence in academic environments. Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Development in the Faculty of Communication and Design (FCAD) at Ryerson University, where he led the planning and execution of new academic, research, entrepreneurial and capital initiatives. In this role, Dellandrea worked closely with the Dean of FCAD to advance Ryerson's mission and enhance its academic and research capabilities through securing public and private funding and support. Prior to that, he was Director of Marketing and Communications for Ryerson's Digital Media Zone (DMZ) and oversaw the transformation of the DMZ into a globally recognized business incubator and entrepreneurship program.
"It's an exciting time to be returning to UCC," says Dellandrea. "The College has been on a remarkable trajectory over the last decade, and its renewed strategic directions set out a bold vision for continued growth and excellence with great purpose. I look forward to sharing my experiences, innate curiosity, and passion for innovation – which dates back to my time at UCC – with our community as we build new and lasting initiatives that provide great value and distinction for the school."
Dellandrea also brings to the College extensive experience working with the University of Toronto, including directing digital strategy in support of U of T's successful Boundless campaign and working with alumni and donor communities to increase engagement and online giving.
Dellandrea holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management and an honours bachelor degree from the University of Toronto.
The College congratulates Dellandrea on his UCC appointment.
About Upper Canada College: UCC is internationally recognized as one of North America's foremost boys' schools. Educating tomorrow's leaders and innovators since 1829, UCC enrolls more than 1,200 students in Senior Kindergarten through Year 12. UCC has one of the largest and most generous financial assistance programs, offering $5 million each year. With sports, arts and educational facilities on 16 hectares and boarding for 87 students, UCC has one of the broadest International Baccalaureate programs in the country.
SOURCE Upper Canada College
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