Oakville-based Sheridan College appoints new Vice Provost

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Published October 11, 2021 at 8:14 pm

After an extensive international search, Sheridan has named Sheldon Pereira as Vice Provost, Student Experience and Enrolment Management. SHERIDAN COLLEGE PHOTO

Sheridan College has named Sheldon Pereira as Vice Provost, Student Experience and Enrolment Management.

Currently the Chief of Staff to the President and Vice-Chancellor at Wilfrid Laurier University, and Senior Executive Officer for Internationalization, Pereira will join Sheridan in his new position this Dec. 1.

The Oakville-based college conducted an extensive international search and in Pereira it believes it has landed a Vice Provost who will bring transformative leadership to its efforts to deliver an exceptional experience for students both in and out of the classroom.

Pereira will also be expected to provide future-focused leadership to advance Sheridan’s goals for strategic enrolment management, and bring to life a holistic, streamlined support system for student success.

“I am excited about bringing Sheldon’s strategic, innovative leadership to the dynamic and expert team in the division of Students,” said Carol Altilia, Provost and Vice President, Academic.

“His experience in long-term vision-setting within student affairs, broad expertise in student life, and record of developing impactful experiential learning programs will be a tremendous asset to Sheridan.”

Pereira brings over a decade of senior experience in higher education, municipal affairs, government relations, innovation strategy, communications, issues and risk management, and international partnership development.

 

He has numerous positions, including Director for Strategic Institutional Initiatives, interim executive lead on the Milton Campus expansion, as well as Ashoka Changemaker Campus Change Lead.

Pereira has also led a variety of intra/entrepreneurial endeavours for social impact including: the establishment of the CityStudio Waterloo partnership between Wilfrid Laurier University and local government, designing the implementation framework for the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge recommendations at the City of Waterloo, and serving as a community ambassador for Canada 150 with an emphasis on bringing reconciliation, inclusion and environment into sharper community focus.

Pereira earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Design in Strategic Foresight and Innovation from OCAD University and a certificate from Harvard University in Confronting Racism in Higher Education.

He also has a certificate from First Nations University in the Four Seasons of Reconciliation.

Currently, Pereira is a doctoral researcher and student at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he is pursuing a PhD in higher education policy and leadership.

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