Increased enrolment, outstanding connections with industry, and expansion of the student-managed concept into more programs are a few of the many ways Josie Van Lent has contributed to the success of Lakeland College. When Josie became dean of Agricultural Sciences in 2007, there were 180 students enrolled in agriculture programs. Today the School of Agricultural Sciences has 478 students. The school has a high-performing culture and, with the support of industry, employees are continually exploring new opportunities to improve programming and facilities for the betterment of students.
The Leadership Excellence Award for Managerial Staff recognizes an individual or a team who has made an exceptional contribution within their institution and within the communities it serves. The nominee or team must be currently employed by the institution and play a managerial role.