New Dean of Trades and Technology at COTR
College of the Rockies Vice-President, Education and Applied Research Stan Chung is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jack Moes as the new Dean of Trades and Technology.
Moes possesses extensive college leadership and management experience, most recently in the role of Vice-President Academic and Research at Assiniboine Community College. Moes led the development of the college’s Academic Charter while spearheading initiatives in aboriginal education, applied research, internationalization, campus planning, and rural economic development.
Holding a PhD in Plant Science from the University of Manitoba, a Masters in Science in Agronomy and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Moes has been a college/university instructor, dean of agriculture and the environment, associate vice-president of research and planning, and vice-president academic and research.
“I am delighted to be joining College of the Rockies and excited about working with the college community, industry, and all our partners. I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge the beauty of the Kootenays in my decision,” says Moes.
“I am drawn to College of the Rockies’ mission of transforming lives and enriching communities and to its vision for creating and delivering ‘the most personal learning experiences in Canada.’ The college’s values resonate with my own: I am passionate in my pursuit of learning and student-success, of innovation and creativity, and I believe I have something to learn from people in all their diversity.”
“I am inspired to have someone of Jack’s passion for learning and innovation joining our team. We look forward to his contributions to our community,” notes Chung.
Moes and his wife Catherine will be relocating to the Cranbrook area from Manitoba this summer. He will commence his duties at the college September 1.