University Canada West announces Dr. Brad O’Hara as VP, Academic and Students

UCW News Team  |  September 30, 2015

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Vancouver, BC—University Canada West (UCW) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Brad O’Hara to the position of Vice-President, Academic and Students.

“Dr. O’Hara will play a key role in advancing the University,” according to UCW President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Arthur Coren. “With more than 20 years’ experience working within post-secondary institutions across Canada and the United States, his expertise will be an asset in supporting UCW as an innovative and career-focused university.” 

Dr. O’Hara joins UCW from his previous role as Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Students, at Langara College. In this position he led the development of the college’s first academic plan, oversaw the implementation of several newly established academic programs and facilitated the creation of agreements and accords with institutions designed to enhance student opportunity and mobility. Prior to this, he held similar positions with the University of Louisiana System (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and the Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, Louisiana).    

“I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students on a variety of initiatives in my new role at UCW,” stated Dr. O’Hara. “The university’s acquisition by Global University Systems (GUS) last November provides a catalyst to expand academic offerings, increase student enrolments and the international reach of the institution.”

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. O’Hara holds a Ph.D. in marketing from Louisiana State University, along with a MBA and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor. He has lectured extensively abroad and holds a well-established publishing record. While at Southeastern Louisiana University, he received two President’s Awards; one for Outstanding Teaching and the other for Outstanding Research.  

Dr. O’Hara will begin his new role at UCW Tuesday, October 6, 2015.

About University Canada West (UCW)

University Canada West (UCW) is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Established in 2004, UCW offers a range of career-focused programs including the Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and Master of Business Administration. Courses are offered at UCW’s downtown Vancouver campus and online. For more information visit www.ucanwest.ca.

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