News Archives: New Dean of Health, Wellness and Career Studies GPRC welcomes Dr. Shirley Pasieka
Released: Friday, June 10th, 2011
Grande Prairie Regional College is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Shirley Pasieka as Dean of the School of Health, Wellness and Career Studies effective July 1, 2011. She has over 15 years of instructional and administrative experience within the post-secondary system in Alberta and internationally, and holds a doctorate in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership.
Shirley Pasieka comes to GPRC from NorQuest College where she served as Regional Director of the Campus Alberta-Hinton region where she was responsible for the provision of academic and administrative leadership of all programming across five community campuses. Prior to holding this position, Dr. Pasieka served as Executive Director of the Yellowhead Regional Educational Consortium (YREC) and as Chair of the Business Administration program at SAIT.
"I am delighted that Dr. Shirley Pasieka will be joining the academic team at GPRC," says Susan Bansgrove, Vice President Academics and Research. "Her strong skills and her demonstrated commitment to academic program quality and student success will be fully utilized in this position at GPRC, and make her a good successor to Dr. Jerry Petryshyn who is retiring June 30. We warmly welcome Shirley to GPRC and to our community."
Dr. Shirley Pasieka graduated from the University of Manitoba (BA Economics and Psychology) prior to pursuing a Master of Business Administration at the Hague University, Den Hague, Netherlands. She completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with a specialization in Organizational Leadership at Northcentral University in Arizona.
"I have already had the pleasure of working with the institution in my previous roles in the West Yellowhead Region and now I have the opportunity to contribute in another capacity as Dean of the School of Health, Wellness and Career Studies. I very much look forward to my new role and being a part of the academic team at GPRC."
The GPRC community extends a warm welcome to Dr. Shirley Pasieka.