New Dean of Business and Technology sets sights on innovation, collaboration, and growth
Bow Valley College’s new Dean, Business and Technology is looking forward to opportunities for innovation and collaboration.
Alison Anderson started the role on Aug. 4, bringing with her more than 30 years of instructional, curriculum development, mentoring, and leadership experience. She was previously Dean of the School of University Studies and Career Access at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, B.C. She was also part of the commerce faculty at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George.
Alison has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia, a Provincial Instructor Diploma, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia. She also recently completed the Oxford Saïd Business School’s Executive Leadership Program.
Alison’s initial goals in the dean position include looking at how the College’s schools can work well together. She is also excited to get to know the city and Calgarians. She already sees growth opportunities for the College to further support the local economy, including boosting the technology sector through its training programs, helping companies by providing upskilling for their employees, and offering chances for learners to transition to new careers.
“There are so many opportunities and sectors that we can, as a College, help to assist and grow,” Alison says. “I see the Chiu School of Business and the School of Technology as great places that can help our communities and help the members of our communities.”