Transitions in the Sheridan Faculty of Business
Sylvia Lowndes, Dean, Faculty of Business is pleased to announce the launch of a new cluster of programs within The Faculty of Business which represents an interdisciplinary collection of FOB Graduate Certificate programs. The major objective is to facilitate the development of exciting new Graduate Certificates and to encourage the focused enrolment growth of our current offerings.
Leading this new portfolio will be Greg Ball, Associate Dean. Greg joins us from his previous role as professor and coordinator from our marketing programs. Greg will be with us for a two year ‘secondment’ from his faculty position. Not only will Greg be responsible for the cluster of Graduate Certificate programs, Greg will also steward the development of alternative revenue opportunities and, will enhance our focus on the development of student entrepreneurial activities. Our Business General Diploma program as well as, our Office Administration Diploma programs will round out this portfolio. In terms of subject areas, Greg will be responsible for Economics and Business Communications.
Working with Greg as APA in this new portfolio will be Rachel Halaney. Rachel is new to Sheridan and joins us with an extensive administrative background in the medical sector. Greg and Rachel will be primarily located at our HMC offices. Greg begins his role on May 5th and Rachel joins us on April 21st.
Lorraine Elliott joins our Faculty as Associate Dean responsible for our Marketing and Advertising portfolio. Lorraine takes on this portfolio for a two year ‘secondment’ term, replacing Jon Jones. Lorraine’s experience at Sheridan began in 2010 with our Student Services team as Director, Career Education. While there Lorraine lead a team of 37 support staff and faculty in the administration of work-integrated learning, delivery of career supports to students, and in class delivery of content.
All degree and diploma offerings in the Marketing and Advertising disciplines will report to Lorraine. In terms of subject areas, Lorraine will also be responsible for Math. From a Faculty project stewardship perspective, Lorraine will organize, in collaboration with the OTR and Mar/Comm, the marketing and advertising initiatives in support our new Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs (BBA). Charlene Kawazoye, APA will report to Lorraine directly, providing continuity and support to the Marketing and Advertising portfolio of programs. Both Lorraine and Charlene will be primarily located at our Davis offices. Lorraine begins her role with our Faculty on May 5th.
Cindy Gillett, Associate Dean, assumes the Human Resources diploma and degree programs as well as the Common 1st year of the diploma programs. Cindy will also continue to be responsible for the Computer Applications and, the Introduction to Business Systems subject areas. In terms of project stewardship, Cindy will launch and chair the new LAC Subcommittee – Research and Partnerships, co-building a community of practice with our professors who have an interest in research projects – especially as they relate to our degree programs. Maureen Gioseffi will continue to report to Cindy in her role as APA, providing continuity and support to the HR discipline. Both Cindy and Maureen will be primarily located at our Davis office.
Robert Giberson, Associate Dean, will be responsible for the Accounting diploma and degree programs as well as, our Banking and Wealth Management diploma program. Rob takes on the Tourism and Travel diploma program and will be responsible for the subject areas of Applied Business Management and Business Cases. In terms of project stewardship, Rob will begin the task of building upon our international portfolio of student and faculty exchanges as well as, the work of developing domestic and international articulation programs. Darlene Davidson, will continue to report to Rob in her role as APA, providing continuity and support to the disciplines in this portfolio. Both Rob and Darlene will be primarily located at our HMC offices.
Jeremy Staples, Associate Dean, will take on responsibility for our Finance degree and diploma programs as well as, our Supply Chain Management and Global Business Management degree programs. Jeremy will continue to coordinate the alignment and curriculum development of our BBAs as the Common Core lead. In terms of project stewardship, Jeremy will launch and chair the new LAC Subcommittee – Teaching and Learning, co-building a community of practice with our professors who have an interest in sharing best practices and advancing the agenda related to teaching and learning within our Faculty. Sandra Lieferink will continue to report to Jeremy in her role as APA, providing support to this portfolio of degrees and diplomas. Both Jeremy and Sandra will be primarily located at our HMC offices.
Sarah Bell will assume the role of APA and will be on a ‘secondment’ for two years from her current role as Program Support Specialist. On a rotational basis, Sarah will develop her skills by mentoring with our five AD/APA teams over the upcoming period of Sheridan-wide administrative and procedural enhancements which will be facilitated by information technology system implementations. Sarah will report to Cindy Gillett at our Davis campus.