Okanagan College will have a new dean of science and technology starting this summer.
Dr. Halia Valladares Montemayor will assume the role as of July 1.
She is a former special projects advisor to the vice president of academics at Capilano University and the former dean of the faculty of business and professional studies at Capilano.
Most recently, Valladares Montemayor was the academic dean at Quest University in Squamish, looking after the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree program.
“This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the OC mission to transform lives and communities, and to inspire and empower students, staff and the community through science and technology,” she said.
Valladares Montemayor earned a doctoral degree in economics and business administration from Burgos University, Spain, and holds an MBA in international trade and a Master of Science in international logistics from Texas A&M International University.
She has authored more than 20 research publications for journals, book chapters, and books in multiple countries including Mexico, Spain, Canada and the USA.