New Dean hired for SLC Cornwall Campus

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New Dean hired for SLC Cornwall Campus
Richard Wiggers.

CORNWALL, Ontario - St. Lawrence College has announced that they have hired a new Dean for their Cornwall campus.

Richard Wiggers, who most recently has been an Associate Dean of Mohawk College in Hamilton will be filling the top job in Cornwall. The college made the announcement on Friday, Jan. 24.

Wiggers takes over from Deb Stava, who was Dean at the Cornwall St. Lawrence College Campus until Feb. 28, 2019.

“I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve as Cornwall Campus Dean at St. Lawrence College,” said Wiggers. “During my visits over the past few months, I've been impressed with the warmth and helpfulness of everyone, both on campus and in the broader Cornwall community. I'm also glad to be moving to a community with a vibrant francophone and Indigenous presence, and one that has welcomed the growing population of international students. I’m looking forward to working with and getting to know my new colleagues beginning in early February.”

St. Lawrence College says that Wiggers has taught at many colleges and universities including the Royal Military College of Canada.

Wiggers has a B.A. from Carleton University, Master’s Degree from the University of Ottawa, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University. He held a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and postdoctoral position with the Atlantic Human Rights Centre. He was awarded with the Deputy Minister’s Award for Humanitarian Excellence with the federal Department of Justice.

“We are extremely excited for Richard to join the SLC academic team,” said Eileen De Courcy, Senior Vice President Academic.  “With his combined leadership experience, academic research, and focus on student access and work-integrated learning, we feel well positioned to support the future of learning and skill development in the Cornwall community.”

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