Dr. Wayne Shillington President & CEO Norquest College as the October
Speaker Speaking on Immigrants and the Education System.
Note the October 17th Lunch is $25.00 . For more information,
contact Dave at 780-669-2000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Dr. Wayne Shillington
President & CEO Norquest College
Dr. Wayne Shillington has had a tremendous impact on
Albertas post-secondary system for more than 30 years.
Starting his career as a teacher in Saskatchewan, Dr. Shillington moved to Alberta in the late
70s where he spent 20 years at Lakeland College in northeastern Alberta, including serving in
the role of academic vice-president.
Throughout his career, Dr. Shillington has maintained a strong commitment to ensuring
everyone has an opportunity for a post-secondary education. He has worked extensively with
outreach program delivery and pioneered the use of distance education technology and alternate
learning models. Dr. Shillingtons own educational successes include a Masters degree in
Curriculum and Instruction, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Gonzaga University in
In 1998, Dr. Shillington became President of NorQuest College (formerly Alberta Vocational
College). His leadership and vision has led to significant expansion of NorQuest programs
and partnerships with the community, business and other post-secondary institutions. Today,
NorQuest College is a recognized innovator and leader in business, industry and health careers
training, English language and adult literacy, and workplace programs to assist newcomers in
transitioning to the workforce.
Dr. Shillington believes in investing in his community and does so as a volunteer with a variety
of community organizations, including the Riverview Rotary Club, Vibrant Communities
Edmonton, and the United Way. His involvement extends to the Edmonton Chamber of
Commerce, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation and the Edmonton Downtown
Business Association. In fact, Dr. Shillingtons community involvement is one of the reasons
NorQuest has emerged as a key contributor to the economic and social development of the
Dr. Shillington and his wife Marcy are active supporters of Edmontons arts and cultural
community and throughout the year, they attend a variety of fundraising events in support of
many charitable causes.
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