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November 04, 2021

Belleville, Ontario, November 4, 2021 – This week, Loyalist College announced that Shannon Claggett will serve as Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology effective November 29.

Ms. Claggett brings over 18 years of experience in the College sector, having held a number of academic positions at both St. Lawrence College and Algonquin College. Since 2007, she has served as the Associate Dean, Applied Sciences and Computing at St. Lawrence College. During this time, Shannon developed expertise in all facets of program delivery, including curriculum design and program development; lab design; capital equipment procurement and facilitation; program and school budgeting; quality assurance and improvement; applied research; industry partnerships and internationalization. Her knowledge of postsecondary education is complemented by significant technical and professional experience.

In addition to her experience in the education sector, Ms. Claggett is also a licensed Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the industry and holds a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) from the University of Manitoba, a Bachelor of Education (Adult Education) from Brock University, and a Master of Education (Educational Leadership) from Yorkville University. Ms. Claggett is active on several boards and committees and currently sits on the City of Kingston’s Climate Change Technical Committee.

“Shannon is recognized as an innovative and strategic leader who is squarely focused on building strong and impactful teams, enabling collegial and collaborative partnerships, and taking on new challenges to advance change and continuous improvement,” said Sean Monteith, Senior Vice-President Academic. “As an educator, she is deeply committed to the scholarship of teaching and learning, lifelong learning, and student success. We warmly welcome Shannon and are very much looking forward to having her joining the senior academic team at Loyalist College.”

The School of Applied Sciences, Skills and Technology includes:

  • Architectural Technician/Technology
  • Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
  • Biotechnology/Biotechnology – Advanced
  • Cannabis Applied Science
  • Carpentry and Renovation Techniques/Technician
  • Chemical Engineering Technician/Technologist
  • Civil Engineering Technician/Technologist
  • Computer Systems Technician
  • Construction Engineering Technician
  • Cyber Security
  • Electrical Techniques/Electrical Engineering Technician – Industrial
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician – Mechatronics
  • Environmental Technician/Technologist
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Techniques
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Techniques
  • Motive Power Fundamentals – Parts and Counter Personnel
  • Motive Power Technician – Service and Management
  • Survey Engineering Technician
  • Welding Techniques
  • Welding and Fabrication Technician

About Loyalist College

Loyalist College is located on the territory of the Huron-Wendat, the Anishnaabeg, and the Haudenosaunee people. We acknowledge our shared obligation to respect, honour, and sustain these lands and the natural resources contained within. Ranked one of Canada’s top 50 research colleges and #1 in the country for industry research income as a percentage of total research income, Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, industry cluster-based education, training and applied research programs. As Ontario’s Destination College, the College provides job-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community. Of 2018-19 Loyalist graduates, 88.8 percent were employed within six months after graduation. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist College offers more than 70 full-time diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in biosciences, building sciences, business, community service, health and wellness, media studies, public safety, and skilled trades. Continuing education options are available through, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, and through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements. Loyalist College is a key driver of social and economic health in eastern Ontario. It contributes 3.7 percent of the Gross Regional Product, representing $382 million annually to the regional economy – based on a March 2020 report by Emsi. For more information on Loyalist College’s Belleville, Bancroft and Toronto campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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