New directors to head centres for Executive and Professional Education, English Language Development

Vice provost international Ram Balachandar announced Wednesday the appointment of Jennie Atkins as director of the Centre for Executive and Professional Education (CEPE) for a two-year term.

In this capacity, Atkins will also support his office with regards to international development, pathway programming and partnership agreements. Atkins served as director of the UWindsor Centre for English Language Development (CELD) for over 10 years.

“She was responsible for transforming what had been the Academic Writing Centre into an entrepreneurial language training centre with two locations which have greatly contributed to our international recruitment efforts,” said Dr. Balachandar.

To support this transition, Anouchka Plumb has been appointed as acting director of the CELD. Plumb has held the role of English as Second Language instructor within the department since 2007.