In-depth consultation, interviews and candidate searches have resulted in three new senior academic leaders joining Lethbridge College.
Samantha Lenci will join the college as Vice President Academic after most recently serving as the associate vice president of Academic Services at SAIT. The college is also pleased to welcome two new Deans – Dr. Tim Heath comes to Lethbridge from Red Deer College and will guide the Centre for Applied Arts and Sciences; Dr. Kenny Corscadden comes from Dalhousie University and will oversee the Centre for Technology, Environment and Design.
“Samantha, Tim and Kenny each bring years of post-secondary experience, passion for student success and fresh ideas that will push us forward in our pursuit of leading and transforming education in Alberta,” says Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College President and CEO. “They distinguished themselves as outstanding candidates during the extremely thorough search process, and I look forward to their contributions in time for the 2017-18 academic year.”
Lenci is completing a Doctor of Education degree at the University of Calgary, where she has specialized in higher education leadership. She has spent more than 20 years leading a variety of programs in education that provided leadership, community development, strategic planning, project management and program development during stints at Mount Royal University, Bow Valley College and SAIT. She will bring with her expertise in the design, development, implementation and measurement of complex strategies about teaching and learning.
“I am honoured to become Lethbridge College’s next Vice President Academic,” says Lenci. “I look forward to supporting and building upon the college’s teaching and learning strengths and working closely with all members of our community to realize our strategic goals. I am also eager to work with students and colleagues to continually set high standards for their experiences and to engage with the community to make sure we are always evaluating our service and impact.”
Heath is an experienced instructor and administrator who comes to the college after working as an associate Dean at Red Deer College. He has thrived at managing, supporting and advancing complex institutional partnerships, policies, relationships and procedures. His portfolio will include overseeing the School of Liberal Arts, including General Studies and Exercise Science programming; and the English Language Centre, including English as a Second Language training.
Corscadden previously served as associate Dean of research and graduate studies in the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University, and he had earlier worked as head of the Department of Engineering and as an industry research chair in the same faculty, as well as an engineering instructor at Acadia University. His portfolio will include programming within the schools of Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Engineering Technologies and Media and Design.