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Luncheon: Business Education for an Interconnected Economy

October 18, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm UTC-7

“Business Education for an Interconnected Economy”

with Keynote, William Gillet, New Dean, Okanagan School of Business

Attend this luncheon as part of our Luncheon Speaker Series to hear from William Gillett, New Dean, Okanagan School of Business.

Bill Gillett will discuss the rapidly emerging business environment of the new digital age and how colleges and universities are attempting to meet the challenge of educating students to navigate and economy (and a world) that moves and changes much faster and is far larger and more connected than anything we have experienced. How do students and businesses prepare for a world where billions of people are connected with massive processing power and access to knowledge?

Okanagan College has over 2000 students enrolled in its business degree, diploma and certificate programs across its Kelowna, Penticton, Salmon Arm and Vernon campuses and on-line.

About our Speaker:

Okanagan College has welcomed a new Dean of Business this summer with the arrival of William Gillett, an esteemed post-secondary administrator who brings an impressive record of public and private sector experience.

Gillett comes to Okanagan College from New Hampshire, where he has held the Christos and Mary Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Previously he was the Dean of Business for SNHU where he lead 58 full-time faculty, 125 adjunct faculty and supported more than 1,600 students in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Prior to working in post-secondary education, Gillett worked as an attorney in commercial practice for firms in New York and Detroit, specializing in insurance regulation and mergers and acquisitions. He then worked in the insurance industry for a number of years in Seattle, Manchester, New Hampshire and London where he was involved in major reorganization projects of European and US operations. He oversaw European operations as Managing Director for RiverStone Holdings in London, UK and was promoted to President of RiverStone in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Gillett’s board member roles include the International Institute of New England, NH High Tech Council, NH Business Committee for the Arts, Mount Saint Mary Academy, New Hampshire Public Radio and New Hampshire Writer’s Project.

Registration Deadline: 3pm on Friday, October 13th, 2017.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received 3 business days prior to the event in order to be subject to refund.

*Taxes and fees not included


October 18, 2017
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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