Lakehead University announces the new Principal of the Orillia campus

Lakehead University announces the new Principal of the Orillia campus

Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans

Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans will be the new Principal of Lakehead Orillia when Dr. Kim Fedderson, left, retires from the position.

Lakehead University has appointed Dr. Dean Jobin-Bevans as the new Principal of the Orillia campus.

During his 12 years as a faculty member at Lakehead University, Dr. Jobin-Bevans has taught as an Associate Professor in the Department of Music, and has occupied several administrative positions, including Chair of the Department of Music, and as Assistant and Acting Dean.

Dr. Jobin-Bevans, who is currently Lakehead University’s Interim Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, begins his new role as Principal, Orillia Campus, on July 1, 2017.

“I am very grateful for this opportunity, and look forward to joining the senior executive team as the Principal of our Lakehead Orillia campus and to the many new challenges associated with furthering the great work that Dr. Kim Fedderson has led for over a decade,” Dr. Jobin-Bevans said.

“It is a privilege to have been chosen as this campus’s second Principal and to have the chance to engage with our community partners in the City of Orillia and Simcoe County as we continue to grow current programs, and develop and shape new programs at the Lakehead Orillia campus,” he added.

Dr. Jobin-Bevans believes the Orillia campus is a wonderful teaching and learning environment with tremendous potential for growth. He emphasized the importance of working with Georgian College to help develop academic programs that “better serve the needs of students from Simcoe County who are searching for excellence in post-secondary education.”

Lakehead’s President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Brian Stevenson, who served as chair of the search committee for the campus’s next Principal, said Dr. Jobin-Bevans is a very fitting choice.

“When we began searching for our new Principal, I knew this person would have large shoes to fill in place of Dr. Kim Fedderson, and Dr. Jobin-Bevans will do an exceptional job,” Dr. Stevenson said. “He will help us continue working strategically with our partners to help the Orillia campus reach even greater heights.”

Before joining Lakehead University in August 2005, Dr. Jobin-Bevans held positions as the Development and Alumni Relations Officer for the Faculty of Music (currently the Schulich School of Music, McGill University), and Director of the McGill Conservatory of Music.​​

Dr. Jobin-Bevans received his musical education at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Literature of Music, and at McGill University where he completed both a Master and Doctorate degree in music performance (choral conducting).


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