New Regional Dean South Okanagan-Similkameen and Director Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment appointed

By College Relations | July 21, 2022

Regional Dean South Okanagan-Similkameen Alison Gibson

Okanagan College is pleased to welcome Alison Gibson as the new Regional Dean of South Okanagan-Similkameen.

Gibson joins the College following her work with Alberta Health Services in a variety of leadership and change management roles with Clinical Information Systems and provincial programs. Within Alberta’s Strategic Clinical Networks, she directed a provincial improvement initiative across nine large hospitals with 20,000 patients and 70 local teams.

Gibson has a wealth of experience in knowledge translation, program development and implementation of new approaches to service delivery and public/professional education. She has worked extensively with urban and rural communities throughout Alberta, and previously in the Greater Vancouver area. She holds a Master in Nursing and brings her experience teaching and conducting research at the University of Calgary and University of Lethbridge to complement her new role with Okanagan College.

“It is exciting to have Alison joining the leadership team for Okanagan College. She has already demonstrated her keen interest in engaging with local communities and supporting students throughout the region and I am excited about the talent and experience that she will bring to her work at OC,” says Meri Kim Oliver, Vice President Students at Okanagan College.

As she prepares for her new role, Gibson says, “I’m thrilled to be joining Okanagan College at this time of renewal. I am inspired by OC’s strategic plan with a focus on reconciliation, and equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice. Putting students first and being in community are important to me. I look forward to working together to continue to transform lives and communities.”

Gibson has recently moved to the Naramata Bench and will begin her position in Penticton mid-August. She will be expanding the Regional Dean role to include responsibility for the Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment department throughout the Okanagan Valley.

Tags: Penticton, Services for Students, Student, Graduate and Co-op Employment, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Inside OC



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