VCC's new president, Kathy Kinloch, brings commitment to collaboration

VANCOUVER, March 15 /CNW/ - Vancouver Community College's new president, Kathy Kinloch, joins VCC today, and brings her collaborative approach to building stronger relationships between the college and its communities.

"I am thrilled to join VCC - a dynamic college known for its student-focused and community-minded approach," says Kinloch, who comes to the college from her previous role as dean of health sciences at the B.C. Institute of Technology.

"There is a tremendous sense of pride at VCC, and I am excited about becoming involved in this community that serves such a diverse body of students."

With a strong background in strategic planning, a passion for leadership and a commitment to collaboration, Kinloch brings more than 16 years of senior experience in the post-secondary, government and health-care sectors.

At BCIT she was a strategic leader and relationship-builder both inside and outside the institution; she led a 'turn-around' strategy to increase that institution's response and collaboration in addressing health sector education needs.

She is a member of several sector committees and boards, and is a frequent speaker on leadership issues, drawing on her experience as a senior health authority executive and advisor for the B.C. Ministry of Health Services.

Kinloch has a nursing background, and holds a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Alberta and a master of arts in leadership from Royal Roads University, where she's an associate faculty member.

"I'm looking forward to working with the college's various communities to develop and implement a strategic direction that is collaborative with our post-secondary colleagues, while recognizing the diverse mosaic of students and industry needs," she says.

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For further information: For further information: Media can contact: Stephen Barrington, Director of Communications, Tel: (604) 871-7063

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