Aug 15, 2017
Shannon van Leenen
Media Relations Officer
Bow Valley Colleges announces new Vice President Academic
Bow Valley College President and CEO, Laura Jo Gunter is very pleased to welcome Dr. Misheck Mwaba to the Executive Team as the new Vice President, Academic. Misheck is an impressive individual whose skillset, experiences and background, as well as his personal and professional attributes make him well suited to lead the Academic Division as it deepens its contributions to our College, city, and province.
Misheck has a broad professional background in progressively responsible roles that engage academic leadership, instructional and curriculum design, applied research, and cross-functional engineering team leadership.
"I am very excited to be joining Bow Valley College. I believe that education changes individuals and communities and I am happy that this thinking aligns well with Bow Valley College's mission statement," says Dr. Mwaba.
"I am impressed with the innovation and creativity at Bow Valley College, and also with how the College uses technology to support learners and to broaden access. I am looking forward to working with faculty, staff, learners and other key stakeholders to ensure that Bow Valley College continues to provide a quality suite of programs that is relevant to Calgary and Alberta."
Prior to joining Bow Valley College, Misheck was the Dean of Media, Trades, and Technology at Niagara College in Ontario. There, Misheck provided oversight to more than 40 academic programs that made up more than a third of total student enrolment at that college. He oversaw the development and launch of new programs and worked collaboratively across the college to establish the entrepreneurship hub, which supported his vision for infusing entrepreneurial skills development into both programming and broader college experience. He also led initiatives that resulted in the awarding of funds for equipment renewal as well as a significant provincial investment to construct and equip a laboratory for electric and hybrid vehicles.
Misheck was previously the Chair of Electronics and Electro-Mechanical Studies at Algonquin College in Ontario before assuming an appointment as Chair of Mechanical and Transportation Technology also at Algonquin.
His professional experiences include designing experimental facilities and managing research and development projects at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and teaching at several post-secondary institutions, including University of Zambia, Eindhoven University of Technology, Carleton University, University of Ottawa, and Algonquin College.He is passionate about facilitating cohesive environments that enable collaboration and success in the workplace and is guided by a conviction to promote student persistence and achievement.
Misheck will begin his career with Bow Valley College on September 15, 2017. Please join us in welcoming him to our learning community.