By Jenn Watt
Sandra Dupret Haliburton School of Art + Design dean accepted a new role with Fleming College in April becoming vice president student experience on April 15.
In her new role she will be responsible for overseeing non-academic services with the college which has campuses in Lindsay Cobourg and Peterborough as well as Haliburton.
“It’s really about moving the entire institution forward in a student-focused way and tying it in with our new strategic plan that’s coming out which is also very student focused. And a large part of that is ensuring that we deliver outstanding customer service to our students and that is something that I would say the Haliburton campus is a leader in for sure” Dupret said in an interview with the Echo last week.
Dupret will continue in the role as dean of HSAD and principal of the Haliburton campus until Fleming College selects a new leader.
“Our president Maureen Adamson recognizes that the Haliburton campus is a special place that is unique in Canada. She has committed to conducting a national search to find the right person. The college is currently developing the posting and you can expect to see it public in the near future. Finding a leader to continue moving our campus up and out on the national and international stage will be important and I was very pleased to hear President Adamson’s firm commitment” Dupret said via email.
“In the meantime until an incumbent is identified Shelley [Schell] and I will continue to provide leadership for the campus. Shelley will be readily available on site and is the first point of contact. If community members need to reach campus leadership they should ask for Shelley at 705-457-1680 x: 6730 or email email@example.com.”
Schell who co-ordinates the summer program has agreed to take on the role of acting programming and campus manager which will allow her to manage the daily operations at the Haliburton campus. Dupret said the college and other campuses have helped her with the transition of responsibilities.
Dupret said that her family plans to stay in Haliburton where she’s been for more than 11 years since taking on the role of dean at HSAD.