August 24


North West College appoints new Vice President, Academic

North Battleford, SK– North West College is pleased to announce Dr. Priscilla Lothian has been named North West College’s Vice President, Academic. Dr. Lothian will officially start her role on August 24, 2022.

North West College’s President and CEO Dr. Eli Ahlquist said, “Priscilla brings 36+ years of post-secondary experience in various leadership roles across multiple provinces and in the United States to North West College.”

Dr. Lothian was most recently the Director of Student Services at Keyano College in Alberta. She previously served as an Academic Chair within the School of Health & Human Services in which she oversaw programming that ranged from social work to early learning and childcare.

“Her experience leading numerous strategic initiatives that resulted in programming expansions through international student recruitment, dual credit leaning for high school students, apprenticeship style learning, and the establishment of six (6) micro-credentials will be very beneficial to North West College’s future.” Ahlquist says.

Dr. Priscilla Lothian completed Early Childhood Studies at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Ontario. She went on to complete her Master's in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University, St Paul, Minnesota, and concurrent graduate degrees completing a Doctor of Education (EdD) and Education Specialist (EdS) in Higher Education Leadership from National Louis University in Illinois.

Lothian says, “I am thrilled with the new opportunity and look forward to getting to know and work with the North West College students and staff, as well as learning more about the Battleford and Meadow Lake communities and surrounding regions.”

The Board of Governors would like to welcome Dr. Priscilla Lothian, and encourage the staff and faculty of our College, and the community to welcome her to the North West region.   




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Tanya Murphy, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
North West College
Direct: 306-234-5188
Cell: 306-240-4049


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