News Archives: GPRC Appoints Manager Community Stewardship
Released: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
GPRC is pleased to welcome Renee LaBoucane of Hinton as the new Manager, Community Stewardship, effective February 27, 2012. The position was created after GPRC assumed responsibility several months ago for the delivery of post-secondary opportunities in the communities of Edson, Hinton, Grande Cache and Jasper.
College administrators, faculty and Board of Governors have recently made several visits to these communities to gather local input regarding advanced education needs and opportunities in West Yellowhead. "GPRC is honoured to be entrusted with the stewardship of these communities," says Susan Bansgrove, Vice-President Academics and Research. "The appointment of Ms. LaBoucane is a first step toward the development and delivery of a community-based educational programming system. We are delighted to have her on our team."
The Manager, Community Stewardship will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the identification of community educational needs in communities throughout the GPRC region working to meet the long- and short- term needs in the communities of Edson, Grande Cache, Hinton, Jasper and regional Community Access Points (CAP) such as Rycroft, Spirit River, Hythe and Beaverlodge.
"Renee will be in a great position to hit the ground running with her background, experience, and network in the West Yellowhead Region," says Shirley Pasieka, Dean of Health, Wellness and Career Studies. "She will be a valued contributor in enhancing post-secondary learning opportunities across the communities."
Renee LaBoucane has been the Economic Development Manager for the Town of Hinton since 2005, and is noted for her successful initiation of partnership programs and communications strategies. Over the past several years in both the public and private sector and as a dedicated community volunteer, she has established a strong network of contacts throughout the region.
"I believe that our geographic location should not limit access to further education," says Renee LaBoucane. "I am excited to work with all the communities to deliver programs that match their specific needs as well as provide residents with lifelong learning opportunities." Ms. LaBoucane will be based in Hinton.