News Archives: New Structure Defines GPRC for Future
Released: Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Adjustments to the organizational structure of Grande Prairie Regional College will be implemented January 1, 2011 to ensure effective and efficient delivery of services by clearly reflecting Core and Support functions. The restructure also clarifies reporting between support functions on the two campuses, Fairview and Grande Prairie.
Planning toward these changes has been ongoing since the merger July 1, 2009, while the best structure for the two-campus institution was being evaluated. The major change is that all support functions for GPRC will report to head office in Grande Prairie. The move will free Marg McCuaig-Boyd, Vice-President Fairview, to assume greater leadership of Trades programming and community initiatives, with a goal of growth for that campus.
The new position of Vice-President External Relations will position Carmen Haakstad for the major fundraising campaigns now being planned to enhance facilities at both campuses. Responsibility for both campus theatres will also become an External Relations function under the new structure.
The new structure for GPRC now includes two Vice-Presidents for Core services of instruction:
VP Academics and Research, Susan Bansgrove; and VP Fairview, Marg McCuaig-Boyd, who are responsible for all instruction areas, Student Services, and the Libraries. Two Vice-Presidents for Support Services are VP Administration, Ken Riley, and VP External Relations, Carmen Haakstad, who are responsible for all support for instructional activities, such as finance, facilities, housing, recruitment, communications, community relations and fundraising.
"We believe these changes make us a stronger GPRC," says Don Gnatiuk, President and CEO. "We highly value all of our employees, and are pleased that these changes do not result in any redundancies, rollbacks or consolidations affecting current staff. I am proud of the work that our institution has done to accomplish this structural change - and proud of our reputation as leaders in educational excellence!"