June 6, 2013
Jim Pelton appointed KPU Executive Director, Continuing & Professional Studies
Metro Vancouver, BC – Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Pelton to the position of Executive Director, Continuing & Professional Studies.
Pelton will be responsible for identifying, delivering and marketing continuing and professional studies opportunities that meet the needs of mature students, working professionals, businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to build Continuing & Professional Studies at KPU,” said Pelton. “We have the good fortune to be located in some of the most economically and culturally dynamic cities in BC at a time when there are all kinds of new economic activity being unveiled all over the province. The breadth of programming and the quality of our people and facilities are tremendous resources that can be extended into the world of Continuing & Professional Studies.”
Pelton has extensive local and international experience leading and managing operations in training and education. Most recently, he was the Director, Training Delivery at the Industry Training Authority (ITA) where he worked with colleges, institutions and special purpose teaching universities to support the delivery of trades training across BC. Prior to his role at ITA, Pelton worked at SAIT Polytechnic where he held the roles of Manager, Business Planning and Corporate Training; Executive Director, Earned Revenue Transition Project; and Manager of Business Operations.
Pelton holds a masters of science in environmental management from the University of London, a masters of business administration from York University and a bachelor of arts in philosophy and history from Concordia University.
Pelton will begin his new position at KPU on June 24, 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 & Career Preparation. 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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