2017 Annual General Meeting: WFCP Welcomes New Directors to the Board and Enables Continuity Through New Board Posts

The membership of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics have elected three new Directors to the Board. In an electronic vote held following the Annual General Meeting, the membership confirmed:

  • Dr. Donna Powell-Wilson, Executive Director, Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica
    Dr. Donna Powell Wilson is currently the Executive Director of the Council of Community Colleges of Jamaica (CCCJ), a government body with the responsibility for five Community and three Multidisciplinary Colleges in Jamaica. Prior to joining CCCJ, Dr Powell Wilson worked at Shortwood Teachers’ College as Head of the Mathematics Department and lecturer of Mathematics and Educational Technology. From 2001 – 2004 she was employed at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education as lecturer of Mathematics and Computer Studies. She was employed as teacher of Mathematics at the Denham Two High School (1994 – 2001) and Holy Childhood High School (1993 – 1994).
  • Phil Ker, CEO, Otago Polytechnic, representing New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics
    Phil is currently CEO of Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to that he was the Executive Director Corporate Services at Auckland University of Technology. Phil has enjoyed 40 years as an educator, including service as a secondary school teacher and a polytechnic lecturer. He has held a wide range of academic and administrative leadership roles in both the university and polytechnic sectors, as well as a three-year period as president of the New Zealand polytechnic teachers’ union, of which he is a life member.
  • Dr. Larry Rosia, President and CEO, Saskatwchewan Polytechnic, representing Post-Secondary International Network (PIN)
    As president and CEO of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Dr. Larry Rosia leads the province’s primary provider of technical education and skills training. Sask Polytech serves 26,000 distinct students and offers programs that touch every sector of the economy. Dr. Rosia is responsible for leading the development of Sask Polytech’s vision and for providing strategic direction to the organization, enabling it to sustain its momentum and capitalize on new opportunities. His priorities include ensuring that students have access to a high-quality, innovative post-secondary education, that employers have access to a highly skilled and qualified workforce that contributes to Saskatchewan’s prosperity, and that Sask Polytech nurtures a positive and vibrant workplace environment. Dr. Rosia is serving a two-year term as President of the Post-Secondary International Network.

The World Federation is pleased to welcome our new Board of Directors. Please click here to find a full list of the Board or see the list below.

The members also confirmed the addition of two officer positions to the Board: Past Chair and Chair-Elect. These officer positions will ensure continuity on the Board during periods of transition.

The World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics (WFCP) is an international network of colleges and national and regional associations of colleges. WFCP provides leadership in delivering workforce education for our global economy. The Federation is a key way for Colleges to link with other key stakeholders in the skills landscape such as employers, sector skills councils, industry, and government.

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For more information contact Tresanna Hassanally, WFCP Secretariat

Attachment: 2017-06 Board of Directors

2017-06 – Board Members