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Durham College welcomes new vice-president

Dr. Elaine Popp, Durham College VP

Dr. Elaine Popp

Durham College has welcomed a new member to its roster.

Dr. Elaine Popp has joined the college family as the new vice-president for academics.

Popp comes with more than 15 years of progressive experience in senior academic leadership within the Ontario college and broader post-secondary systems.

“I am very pleased to be joining Durham College and am looking forward to working with everyone on campus to deliver a post-secondary experience that ensures our students succeed while they are on campus and long after they graduate,” says Popp in a news release. “I have been particularly impressed by the college’s growth in students, programs and partnerships over the past number of years – its reputation has never been stronger.”

Before joining Durham College, Popp was the associate vice-president of academics for Toronto’s Humber College, where she chaired many strategic and academic committees and oversaw the review and development of academic regulations, policies, and procedures to support and guide program development, implementation and delivery.

She was also involved in leading the development of institutional space allocation and request processes.

Among her roles at Humber, Popp was associate dean in the School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism, a program coordinator in the same school and program head of the kinesiology degree program at the University of Guelph-Humber, where she designed, developed and executed curricula.

“I am confident the combination of Elaine’s experience and educational background will provide a solid foundation for Durham College moving forward,” says Don Lovisa, the president of Durham College.