Education Team

Meet the team that provides educational direction and instructional program planning at the college.

The Education Team (ET) is a cross-divisional decision-making body that furthers the progress of college-wide teaching, learning, scholarly activity and service to learners. It provides leadership, direction and strategic advice to identify educational needs, opportunities and future directions, as delegated by the NIC Board of Governors through the President and Leadership Team.

Key Documents

Education Team Members

Tony Bellavia
Tony Bellavia, Vice President, Academic
Executive Assistant: Laurie Gibson,
Kathleen Haggith
Kathleen Haggith, Associate Vice-President, College Experience
Neil Cruickshank
Neil Cruickshank, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Science & Management
Administrative Assistants: Stacey Hartman, and Claire Frank,
Jan Meiers, Dean, Faculty of Health & Human Services
Administrative Assistant: Lisa Black,
Mark Herringer
Mark Herringer, Executive Director, International Education
Administrative Assistant: Markella Gionet,
Michelle Badger
Michelle Badger, Registrar
Administrative Assistant: Cindy Greenhill,
Cheryl O’Connell
Cheryl O’Connell, Dean, Faculty of Trades & Technical Programs
Administrative Assistant: Laurie Mossop,
Kelly Shopland
Kelly Shopland, Executive Director, Indigenous Education
Indigenous Project Analyst, Indigenous Education: Judith Perron,, 250-334-5000 x4141
Bob Haugen
Craig Whitton
Craig Whitton, Director Student Affairs
Administrative Assistant: Cynthia Sklarchuk,
Liesel Knaack
Liesel Knaack, Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning Innovation
Donna Merry
Donna Merry, Regional Manager, Mixalakwila & Continuing Education
Marisa Bennett
Marisa Bennett, Associate Director Indigenous and Regional Partnerships & Port Alberni Campus Administrator, Indigenous Education
Caroline Schiavone, Administrative, Event & Operational Liaison, Port Alberni Campus,