Scratching your head over who’s doing what in Senior Administration these days? Here’s a summary of changes to come. Come July 1, Jan Carrie (middle) steps in as Acting Vice President Education, taking over from Jan Lindsay (left), who is headed for North Island College as its new president. Laureen Dailey (right) moves to the position of Executive Assistant to the College President taking over from Barbara Bessey, who is retiring after 35 years with the College.
Lindsay has been with Douglas for nine years and has worked in the BC post secondary system since 1977. Prior to her post as Vice President Education, Lindsay was Dean of the Faculty of Child, Family and Community Studies (CFCS). Before coming to Douglas, she worked at Selkirk College.
"I would like to thank the College community for the tremendous support they have shown over the past five years for all the program expansion that has occurred. Everyone across the college has worked very hard to implement a wide variety of new program directions at Douglas,” says Lindsay, adding that it’s the people she will miss the most.
Lindsay is looking forward to taking on the presidential role at North Island, noting, “I feel that it will provide me with a wonderful opportunity to both support students in the North Island region and to continue to make a contribution to enhancing post-secondary education in BC.”
Carrie, the current CFCS Dean, becomes Acting Vice President Education. She joined the College as Dean in 2005. She worked on contract teaching in the Early Childhood Education Department from 1984-1986. “I look forward to working with the greater College community and supporting the leadership transitions that will be happening,” says Carrie.
Dailey moves into her new position from the role of Administrative Assistant to the Vice President Education. Before joining senior administration in 2005, Dailey was executive assistant to the president and CEO of the former Open Learning Agency.
“I’m excited about this opportunity and look forward to supporting our new president in his role as he moves the College forward,” says Dailey.
Dr. Scott McAlpine (left) takes over as president on August 17 from Susan Witter, who is retiring after 12 years at the College. McAlpine is currently Dean of Arts, Science and Upgrading at Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta.