Dr. Salvador Ferreras appointed KPU Provost and Vice President, Academic

Tue, Jun 18, 2013

For immediate release

June 19, 2013

Dr. Salvador Ferreras appointed KPU Provost and Vice President, Academic

Metro Vancouver, BC – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Salvador Ferreras to the position of Provost and Vice President, Academic.

Dr. Ferreras will be responsible for the academic direction and stewardship of KPU's programs. Reporting to the KPU President, Dr. Ferreras has a mandate to facilitate exceptional learning experiences for KPU students by providing leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive education plan that is relevant to students' needs as well as KPU's external communities.

"KPU is an institution that is full of energy and forward-thinking people," said Dr. Ferreras. "As the new Provost and Vice President, Academic, I see great things ahead and am honoured to join a remarkable team of students, faculty, staff, administrators and board members who are ready to seize a bold and exciting future."

Dr. Ferreras brings extensive academic experience to his new role at KPU. Most recently, Dr. Ferreras was the Vice President, Education and Student Services at Vancouver Community College (VCC). In addition to also teaching at VCC, Dr. Ferreras was an instructor at number of Canadian institutions including the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria and the University of Windsor.
Dr. Ferreras is an accomplished musician, inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2003. He is the Artistic Director of the Literary Cabaret at the Vancouver International Writer's Festival and is also a Leo

Award nominee and two-time Juno Award nominee.

An active member of the community, Dr. Ferreras contributes to the production and performance of several arts and charity benefits, including Arts Umbrella in Surrey, the Sarah McLachlan Music Outreach, the Vancouver Bach Choir Children's Chorus, the Richmond Arts Coalition and the Vancouver Food Bank. 

Dr. Ferreras holds a master's degree and PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor's degree of music in performance from the University of Windsor.

Dr. Ferreras will begin his new position at KPU on September 3, 2013.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has been serving the Metro Vancouver region for 30 years, and has opened doors to success for more than 250,000 people. Four campuses—Richmond, Surrey, Cloverdale and Langley—offer a comprehensive range of sought-after programs, including business, liberal arts, science, design, health, trades and technology, apprenticeships, horticulture, and academic and career advancement. Over 18,000 students annually have a choice from over 200 programs, including bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations.


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