Colleen Vaughan, Vice-President, Academic, is passionate about excellence in training and education informed by applied research to keep our communities safe. She served as JIBC’s Dean, School of Public Safety for four years and for seven months also filled the role of Interim, Vice-President, Academic. She was appointed Vice-President, Academic in January 2017. Colleen has been involved in emergency and disaster responses throughout British Columbia and the state of Georgia. She has been honoured as JIBC Instructor of the Year, and she received a NISOD Excellence Award for teaching from the University of Texas.