Okanagan College will welcome a new member to its executive team as Jenn Goodwin assumes the role of Associate Vice President College Relations.
A seasoned communications professional, Goodwin most recently worked as Vice President, Communications and Culture at Interior Health.
“Okanagan College is recognized and respected within the region for its commitment to delivering education and training, as well as the relationships it has with employers, organizations and community groups,” said Goodwin. “I am inspired by Okanagan College’s vision for the future and am looking forward to playing a role in the years ahead.”
Before moving to Kelowna, Goodwin was Vice President, Community Partnerships at Providence Care, a hospital and health-care organization in Kingston, Ont. affiliated with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. Goodwin began her career as a radio and television journalist in northern B.C., the Yukon and Ontario, winning national recognition for radio news coverage of Indigenous issues and the resource sector.
She holds a Master’s in Environment and Business and Graduate Diploma in Social Innovation from the University of Waterloo and a Bachelor of Journalism and Political Science/Français from Carleton University. She is an Accredited Public Relations professional through the Canadian Public Relations Society.
“The search for an Associate Vice President generated interest from across the globe, and Okanagan College found an outstanding individual to fill the role within Kelowna, who has close ties with the B.C. Interior and the communities we serve,” says OC President Neil Fassina. “We are certain that Jennifer will quickly become a valued member of the executive team and Okanagan College community as well.”
Goodwin will officially join OC on May 24.