Nov 30, 2018
Vancouver, BC - Langara College is pleased to announce Dr. Ben Cecil has accepted the position of Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Students, effective January 7, 2019. His appointment follows a comprehensive national search by a committee with representation from a broad range of stakeholders from across the Langara community.
“It is with great pleasure that I join Langara College in this role, particularly with so much to celebrate around the Beyond 49 campaign,” said Dr. Cecil. “Langara is building a reputation as one of Canada’s leading University Transfer colleges, one that prepares students for new personal and professional opportunities. The passionate students, dedicated faculty, and strong ties to the Musqueam community help make Langara one of BC’s leading post-secondary institutions. I look forward to joining my new colleagues on the west coast in the very near future.”
Dr. Cecil has over 27 years of experience working as an academic leader in the post-secondary field. His most recent role was Chief Strategist & Economic Advisor to non-profit associations and social-enterprises. Dr. Cecil was formerly the CEO at Fanshawe College’s Canadian Centre for Product Validation where he served as the principal innovator and administrator for the College’s new research and innovation venture. Previously, he served as the AVP, Academic Excellence and Innovation, holding direct oversight of the largest program launch initiative in the College’s history, leading collaborative and cross-disciplinary teams in the process. Prior to 2009, he held various Dean/Department Head roles with Niagara College and the University of Regina, respectively. Dr. Cecil possesses a Ph.D., a Master of Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario.
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.
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