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Laurel Schollen named new Seneca Vice-President Academic

Laurel began her academic career at Seneca in 1982 as a teacher in biological sciences and will return as Vice-President Academic effective Monday, Sept. 26

She has served as Vice-President Academic at Fleming College since 2014.

During her time at Seneca, Laurel was the Program Co-ordinator, Chair of the School of Biological Sciences and Chemistry and Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology. In 2010 she was appointed Associate Vice-President, Academic Excellence.

Laurel has a B.Sc. and MS from York University with her graduate work in neurophysiology. She is currently earning her PhD at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

A system leader throughout her academic career, one of Laurel’s most significant achievements is the College Math Project that investigated through data analysis the roots of the challenges our students face in mathematics. Thousands of students across the system have benefitted from the curriculum changes resulting from the project.