New OAC Recruitment Manager Announced

Posted on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

The OAC Dean's Office is pleased to announce Leigh West as the new Manager, Recruitment for the College. She will begin in this two-year secondment on July 3, 2017.

Leigh transitions to this position from her role as Manager, Research and Graduate Operations with the college, a position which she has held since 2013. In this role, Leigh has been responsible for managing and supporting the college’s research enterprise as well as supporting the growth of the college’s graduate programs.

In this new role, Leigh will be responsible for creating a college-wide recruitment strategy for graduate, undergraduate and diploma programs, including the management of the OAC student liaison program, which focuses on undergraduate recruitment. Leigh will also be directly responsible for developing and implementing a graduate recruitment program.

Leigh brings broad knowledge and expertise to the role. She holds a MBA degree from the University of Guelph with a specialization in food and agribusiness management and currently serves as a staff elected representative on the University Senate. She previously worked as a director of sales, marketing and government contracting within private sector organizations as well as a contracts officer within the Office of Research at Guelph.

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