Dr. Elizabeth Ashton appointed as Camosun’s fourth president

On August 15, Camosun welcomed Dr. Elizabeth Ashton as the college’s fourth president.

Over three consecutive terms, Dr. Liz Ashton saw the transition of Camosun moving from a four-campus college (closing Carey Road and Junction campuses) to a comprehensive two-campus college focusing on delivering high quality, relevant programming at the Lansdowne and Interurban campuses.

A former Olympic equestrian athlete, Liz Ashton facilitated and oversaw the development of the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) at Interurban campus. The Institute was a Canadian first – an education based community-centred organization that uniquely integrated international-level sport and wellness expertise, post-secondary educational programming and services, sport science and technology innovation, high performance sport services and sport medicine – all under one roof.

Dr. Liz Ashton served as president for 14 years, retiring from the college in September 2009.

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