College appoints new Director

Fiona Grant appointed new Director of Academic Affairs.

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New Director of Academic Affairs Fiona Grant

Fiona Grant has been appointed to the new role of Director of Academic Affairs at West Highland College UHI effective October 1, 2019.  Fiona was previously Assistant Principal for Quality, Learning and Teaching at the college.

Fiona began her career in education in a teaching and management role at Skye & Lochalsh Learning Centre Network in 2003 stemming from her own training business which she began in 1994.  She is therefore one of the original management team which guided the organisation to become Skye & Wester Ross College and then through merger with Lochaber College to become West Highland College UHI.

She is taking over from Sue MacFarlane who has taken up a new role on secondment to the University of the Highlands and Islands as Director of Transformation (FE).

Fiona will oversee a slightly revised Academic Affairs team, with Adam Robertson (Head of Curriculum), Lesley Hawkins (Head of Student Support) and Tracy Kerr in her new role as Head of Quality and Registry. Vicky Ferguson will take on the Organisational Development portfolio from Fiona Grant in her new role as Head of HR and Organisational Development.