Science, Technology and Health will become two portfolios in early 2022

By Public Affairs | September 20, 2021

Okanagan College

This message is sent on behalf of Dr. Andrew Hay, Provost and Vice President Academic.

Early next year Okanagan College’s current Science, Technology and Health portfolio will become two distinct portfolios to better serve students and reflect the growth and development of the program array over the past 16 years.

The change, expected to take effect in January, will see the portfolio reorganized into a Science and Technology portfolio and Health and Social Development portfolio. Exact timing will be dependent on the arrival of a new Dean to oversee each portfolio, the search for which will begin immediately.

“We conduct portfolio reviews from time to time to ensure portfolios are adequately supported and structured,” explains Provost and Vice President Academic Dr. Andrew Hay. “We’ve seen a lot of growth in these areas since 2005, with new programming and departments added. Having two portfolios will allow us to support current and future growth across these fields, and to best meet the needs of students and employees going forward.”

“The search for Deans of the two portfolios is being planned and will be underway imminently. The change will take effect when the new Deans are in place. We’re aiming to have those individuals on board by January 2022.”

In the meantime, Yvonne Moritz will continue to serve as Interim Dean of Science, Technology and Health.

Tags: Science University Studies, Health and Social Development, Technologies



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