Kwantlen Polytechnic University alumna is now Dean of the Wilson School of Design. Andhra Goundrey has been a member of the KPU community for over 25 years.
“I am extremely proud to be an alum of KPU and I am honoured to be Dean of the Wilson School of Design. I am also grateful to collaborate with a dedicated team that supports the growth of our students,” says Goundrey.
Goundrey grew up in Richmond, B.C. and attended KPU from 1994-96 before graduating from the Fashion and Technology program. She also has a Master of Arts in Leadership from Trinity Western University.
“I have worked in technical design, pattern making and production for companies such as Chloe Angus, Aritzia and Peekaboo Beans. I have always been supportive of connecting with the local design and production industry.”
She returned to KPU in 2001 as a faculty member. She was the coordinator for the Fashion Design and Technology program for four years. She was appointed the position of Associate Dean in 2017 before being appointed Interim Dean of the design school in 2019.
“Andhra has made significant, positive impacts to the Wilson School of Design and her passion for enhancing the educational experiences of students and faculty, and for elevating partnerships with industry and the community, is evident in her collaborative approach,” says Dr. Sandy Vanderburgh, provost and vice president, academic at KPU.
Goundrey says her experience as a student at KPU has helped her in this new position as well.
“I immerse myself in the same level of curiosity, challenge and connection with others that leads to growth in learning every day.”
For more information about the Wilson School of Design visit kpu.ca/design.