Kathy Denton named Douglas College president

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      Kathy Denton is no longer the interim president of Douglas College.

      Today (January 5), the college announced the appointment of Denton as its eighth permanent president.

      “I am honoured and excited to become President of Douglas College," Denton stated in a news release. "As a leading applied-degree-granting college, Douglas provides students with an exceptional post-secondary experience. I am committed to building on existing strengths and increasing opportunities for students to get the education they need to prepare them for meaningful and rewarding employment and educational opportunities. I am also a proud member of the Douglas community and look forward to continuing to work with our inspiring faculty, staff and administrators.”

      Denton, who hails from Coquitlam, took on the interim role in June 2014, following the departure of previous president Scott McAlpine.

      She holds a PhD in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, and joined Douglas in 1993 as a psychology instructor, rising through the ranks to become department chair, faculty dean, and vice president (academic).

      The college—which is named after James Douglas, a governor of the colonies of British Columbia and Vancouver Island—has campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam.