College of the Rockies President and CEO, David Walls, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Hicks as the new Vice President, Academic and Applied Research.
“It is such a privilege to join the talented team of professionals at College of the Rockies,” Hicks said. “I’m so excited to be a part of making a difference in the lives of our students and communities.”
Hicks brings extensive experience in post-secondary and the broader private sector to the role, most recently as the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario. Her areas of responsibility included the School of Applied Science and Computing, the School of Health Sciences, the School of Baccalaureate Nursing, and the School of Skilled Trades and Tourism.
Prior to her role as Dean, Hicks held the positions of professor, program coordinator, and associate dean for the School of Community Services. She has been an active contributor to the college system in Ontario through work on many regional and provincial committees and working groups.
Hicks’ academic credentials include a Master of Arts in Psychology and a certificate in College Administration and Leadership.
“We are pleased to have Robin joining our team,” Walls said. “I have no doubt her experience and background will be of great benefit to the College and I look forward to her contributions to our community.”
Hicks takes over the Vice President role from Heather Hepworth who filled the position, on an interim basis, for the previous two years.
“I want to thank Heather for her dedication, hard work, and caring leadership over the previous two years,” Walls added. “We look forward to continuing to work with her in the temporary role of Dean, Special Projects before she resumes her previous position of Dean, Health and Human Services.”
Hicks and her husband Stephen relocated from Kingston, Ontario. She began her new role on September 3.
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For more than 40 years, College of the Rockies has provided post-secondary education that meets the needs and aspirations of the people, industry and businesses of our region. Each year, we welcome more than 10,000 full-time and part-time students into a full range of programs, including: skilled trades, university studies, adult upgrading, early childhood education, health and human services, business, office administration, tourism, hospitality, recreation, fire services, continuing education and contract training. Through smaller class sizes, highly-personalized instruction and dedicated support services, our students are primed to succeed in the job market, or in the next stage of their academic journey.
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