Debbie Thompson

Olds College Announces New Vice President, Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer

July 31, 2017

Olds College is pleased to announce Debbie Thompson has been selected as the new Vice President, Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer.   

 

Debbie Thompson

Olds College Announces New Vice President, Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer

July 31, 2017

Olds College is pleased to announce Debbie Thompson has been selected as the new Vice President, Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer.   

“I am thrilled that Debbie Thompson has accepted the role of Vice President, Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer,” said Stuart Cullum, Olds College President. “It’s an interesting time at Olds College with new leadership, recent precedent setting funding announcements and new growth opportunities emerging from our strengths in people, programming and outreach.”

“Now more than ever, Olds College needs to nurture, engage and leverage its capacity, expertise and potential in order to respond effectively to these opportunities. I believe that Debbie Thompson will do a great job as our Senior Academic Leader in support of our response,” continues Cullum. “Her extensive background within the academic sector and track record of building collaborations and leading teams will be a tremendous asset as we build the next chapter for Olds College.”

In her new role at Olds College, Thompson will focus on academic leadership and service to students, while progressing the innovation and entrepreneurship mandate that is an integral part of the Olds College culture.

“It is an honour to be selected for the role of Vice President, Academic & Student Experience and Chief Innovation Officer here at Olds College,” said Thompson. “I believe the greatest asset of any organization is its people, and I have gained a deep appreciation and respect for the incredible students and staff who choose Olds College. I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to serving in this new role as we continue to focus on student success, respond to the changing needs of our industries and maintain Olds College’s excellent reputation for academic quality and integrity.”

Most recently, Thompson served as Olds College Vice President Student and Support Services after joining the College in 2014 as the Dean of Animal Sciences and Horticulture. Prior to working at Olds College Thompson worked in the K-12 system, where she was recognized for her expertise in teaching and learning.

Debbie holds a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Calgary.


About Olds College - Olds College is the premier Canadian integrated learning and applied research community specializing in agriculture, horticulture, land and environmental management. Olds College first opened its doors in November of 1913, and now includes programming that covers Animal Sciences, Horticulture, Land & Water, Fashion, Business, Hospitality & Tourism, and Trades & Apprenticeships.

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Phone: (403) 507-7717
Email: rbutler@oldscollege.ca 
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