Justin Kohlman will join GPRC as its 10th President and CEO in November 2021.
Results driven and passionate about community building, Justin spent the last six years at Coast Mountain College in
northwest BC, where he led with progressive responsibility, first as Vice President, Academic, International and
Students, and more recently as President and CEO.
During his tenure, the College completed an ambitious transformation agenda and grew its reputation as a centre of
excellence in experiential place-based teaching. Along with a name change and significant rebranding, Justin was
responsible for increasing enrolment, developing a sustainable international program, and enhancing government and
community relations, helping establish new residences, student centres and teaching spaces.
Justin is skilled in communications, marketing, and student services. He served for four years as Vice President of
Students at BCIT, five years as Director of Marketing and Enrolment Services at the University of Victoria, and Manager
of Marketing and Communications at Monash University, Australia's largest post-secondary.
Over the last two decades, Justin has gained valuable career experience in diverse post-secondary settings, in the
agriculture sector and in journalism - the field that sparked his commitment to life-long learning.
Justin earned his undergraduate degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Regina. In 2006 he
completed his Master’s in Professional Communications from Deakin University in Australia and since then he has gone on
to obtain various other leadership designations, including Authentic Leadership from Harvard University.
Relocating to Northwestern Alberta represents a much-anticipated return to the Prairies for the Kohlman family. Both
Justin and his wife, Sandra, were born and raised in rural Saskatchewan and thoroughly enjoy being part of the
community. Sandra is looking forward to continuing her nursing career and their son, Hayden is looking forward to Grade
9 and joining local sports teams, especially baseball.