Belleville, Ontario, July 11, 2013 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce Ann Drennan as the new Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology effective August 26, 2013.
Ann brings a wealth of relevant industry experience to Loyalist, including management positions in the electronics and textiles industries. Her educational background includes a Master of Science degree in Occupational Psychology from Queen’s University in Belfast and a Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Management from the University of Ulster. She has also completed the Wharton Executive Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ann has extensive experience within the Ontario College system, having served as a Chair in the School of Engineering Technology and Continuing Education at Centennial College. Since 2007, she has served as Dean of Arts and Sciences and, more recently, as Dean of Trades and Technology at Fleming College.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the Loyalist team,” said Ann. “Loyalist has a tremendous reputation for excellence, not only in all facets of student learning, but also as an organization with a remarkable team spirit. I feel honoured, indeed privileged, to be able to join the Loyalist team and I am looking forward to contributing to and being part of Loyalist’s future successes.”
“We are very much looking forward to Ann joining the senior academic team at Loyalist,” said John McMahon, Vice-President Academic. “Her experience in industry and the college system provides essential leadership to our outstanding programs. The focus on careers in Skilled Trades is evident in increasing numbers of applications to programs offered in our world-class Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences Centre. Ann’s leadership will serve to strengthen the programs and their impact through our communities and network of employers.”
The School of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology includes:
- Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
- Biotechnology Technician/Technologist
- Chemical Engineering Technician/Technologist
- Civil Engineering Technician/Technologist
- Construction Engineering Technician
- Construction Renovation Techniques/Technician
- Electrical Techniques/Technician – Automation
- Environmental Technician/Technologist
- Manufacturing Engineering Technician
- Mechanical Techniques
- Motive Power Fundamentals/Technician
- Survey Technician
- Welding Techniques/Welding and Fabrication Technician
Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. The best testament to the College’s value is from students, 96 percent of whom say they would recommend Loyalist to a friend. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.
For more information, contact:
(613) 969-1913 Ext. 2604