Dr. Catherine Drea has held senior leadership positions in four Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and two Universities. Catherine has been the Vice President Academic and Student Engagement at Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Vice President of Student Engagement at Georgian, Vice President Students at Mohawk College, Associate Vice President Students and External Relations at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Dean of Continuing Education at Durham College, Director of Professional Development at Seneca College, Director of Student Life at the University of Toronto and Founding Project Manager at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. She has also worked at Humber College as a faculty member.
In addition, Catherine brings significant provincial government experience in policy and program development, including experience from her role as Director, Service Delivery Branch and Apprenticeship, Employment Ontario in the former Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral thesis focused on the government’s role in student accessibility in Ontario colleges. She has authored numerous articles, is a member of the School of Graduate Studies at OISE/University of Toronto and teaches for Central Michigan University.