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Lakeland College welcomes Sumner

Lakeland College is introducing Dr. Todd Sumner as the new vice president academic and research.

Sumner has served as Lakeland’s interim dean of student and academic services and registrar. He brings 24-years of post-secondary expertise and leadership at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), where his roles included associate chair positions in math and upgrading, director of continuing education and associate dean of the school of business and the school of trades.

Sumner says,”One of the things that drew me to Lakeland College is that it lives out its vision of transforming lives through innovative learning. Having worked in a polytechnic institute with a focus on applied, hands-on learning.”

The new VP holds bachelor degrees in science and education, a master degree in instructional technology, and a PhD in educational psychology.

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Dr. Alice Wainwright-Stewart, president and CEO of Lakeland College says,”Todd brings such a depth of expertise to this position. He has extensive post-secondary experience and is committed to student success, instructional excellence, innovation and curriculum development.”

Sumner will oversee the academic division of nine schools, student and academic services, foundational learning and continuing education plus the applied research team, according to College authorities.

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