A Moving & A Shaking


Tiffany Snauwaert New Selkirk College Dean

New Portfolio for College Alumna Highlights Changes in Education Division


In early-April, Vice President of Education Neil Coburn announced that Tiffany Snauwaert will become one of the college’s four Deans. The move also impacts other elements of the structure at Selkirk College which is explained in Neil’s letter below.

Tiffany Snauwaert New Selkirk College Dean

Good morning.

I am writing to bring you up to date on changes within the Education Division at Selkirk College.

First, I’d like to thank Danny Beatty and Pat Bidart for taking on additional responsibilities for Community Education & Workplace Training (CEWT) and for Kate Pelletier’s portfolio over the past weeks and months. Your efforts have certainly helped ease the transition and are greatly appreciated.

At this time, I would like to welcome Tiffany Snauwaert to her new role as Dean at Selkirk College. As many of you know, Tiffany is a Selkirk College alumna, has been a faculty member in the School of Business since 2005, and served very effectively as Chair of that school for three years. Among many other important contributions, Tiffany has served as the Chair of Education Council since 2013 and as an ex-officio member of the Selkirk College Board of Governors for the same period. Tiffany is an adept and competent accountant, educator and educational leader. I am very excited that Tiffany will be providing a further leadership role at Selkirk College. I look forward to supporting her transition to join an effective team of Selkirk College Deans.

Tiffany’s portfolio as Dean will consist of Community Education & Workplace Training, the School of Business, and the School of Environment & Geomatics. Tiffany will be based on the Castlegar and Trail campuses.

Going forward, Pat Bidart’s permanent Dean’s portfolio consists of the School of the Arts, the School of Hospitality & Tourism, and the School of Industry & Trades Training. In addition, Pat will retain responsibility for the Distributed Learning Centre and the Teaching & Learning Institute. Pat is based on the Silver King and Tenth Street campuses.

Please join me in welcoming Tiffany and Pat to their new roles.

These changes are effective today. We will be initiating a process for replacing Tiffany in her outgoing roles in the coming days. Please contact me directly if you have any questions.


Neil Coburn

Vice President of Education