Dr. Jason Dewling

Appointed New President of LaSalle College Vancouver

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September 13, 2017

LaSalle College Vancouver (LCV), the leading private educational institution in the creative and design industries in B.C., last week announced the appointment of Dr. Jason Dewling as President of LaSalle College Vancouver, a member of the LCI Education (LCI) network.

Dr. Dewling is a well-regarded educator with a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Alberta. Known as a highly energetic and visionary leader, Dr. Dewling has a very entrepreneurial and creative approach which is an ideal fit for the faculty and staff at LaSalle College Vancouver. With 17 years’ experience in Higher Education, he most recently served as the Vice-President of Academics and Research at Olds College and also served in Associate Dean and Faculty roles at Lakeland College. He has presented on leadership and education topics at several national and international conferences, served as a consultant, and co-written several articles.  He was also nominated for a Manning Innovation award in 2014.

‘’Dr. Dewling’s knowledge, expertise and leadership will strengthen our Vancouver operations.  He joins us at an opportune time in the College’s development with our recent acquisition of The Art Institute of Vancouver,’’ said Leslie “Skip” Triplett, Board Chair of LaSalle College Vancouver.

Based in Vancouver, Dr. Dewling will develop LCI’s Canadian western headquarters. He will oversee operations and future developments in Metro Vancouver and beyond, which include:

  • Growing Vancouver operations, including LaSalle College Vancouver with the goal of becoming the leading design school in western Canada, Canadian Second Language Institute (CSLI), a west coast language school, and LaSalle College Toronto, an e-learning institution;
  • Increasing student enrollment  for Vancouver and for member campuses of the LCI Education network with the support of the LCI Global Admissions team;
  • Strengthening relations with the creative industries that rely on LaSalle College Vancouver programs.

"I was drawn to LaSalle College Vancouver for some very compelling reasons.  It is a destination campus with unique and high quality education, it is located in a world class city, it is a member of a reputable global education network, and the people I met during the process were deeply passionate and committed to making a difference in the lives of students," mentioned Dr. Jason Dewling.

Due to the acquisition of The Art Institute of Vancouver last February 1, 2017 and its renaming to LaSalle College Vancouver, Robin Hemmingsen, President of the former LCV, is now President of CSLI and a member of the Executive Committee at LaSalle College Vancouver.

About the LCI Education network

LCI Education traces its origins back to LaSalle College in Montreal, which was founded in 1959. Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 23 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year.  LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. LCI Education encourages program harmonization across the various countries in order to ensure greater flexibility, better control over the quality of its services and respect for cultural diversity.


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