Colin Jones, FSA President
Earlier this year a member of the FSA Board of Directors left the Board. As per the organization’s by-laws, the Board is able to appoint a member for the remainder of the term (until May 31, 2021) at which point the individual will need to stand for election for a new term. The position vacated was one of the two seats designated for Associate Members (FSA Instructors in Part-Time Studies).
At the December 2nd meeting of the Board of Directors, Vanessa Barron was appointed as a Director, Associate Members. Vanessa is an instructor with the BCIT SITE Centre, School of Business + Media. Vanessa has taught Business Policy, Organizational Behaviour, and Communications and Stakeholder Management and teaches at three post-secondary institutions.
“I currently have part-time contracts at two other institutions, giving me an appreciation for the variety of approaches, cultures, and strategic priorities in the post-secondary sector. The amount of change during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic has me particularly interested in contributing towards the FSA vision of outstanding careers through outstanding employment conditions.”
With over 25 years of experience leading individual, department, and system-wide change in the public sector, Vanessa is experienced at engaging and including the voice of marginalized populations including transgender, seniors, and First nations in planning, which aligns with the FSA values of empowerment, principled action, and social justice.
Vanessa is skilled in communication and developing collaborative partnerships with multiple stakeholders. Vanessa draws upon an ability to achieve a strength which comes from “listening to our members…to take principled actions driven by the membership.”
The two seats on the Board for Directors, Associate Members are critical to ensure the representation in our governance structure of our many members who work in Part-Time Studies (PTS). Serving in this role is an opportunity for members in PTS to add important perspectives on our strategies for representation, negotiation, and advocacy.
On behalf of the entire Board, we are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the FSA!Leave a reply →