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Sherri Bell

President, Camosun College

Sherri began her academic career as a teacher in Calgary followed by positions as Vice-Principal and then Principal in the K-12 system in BC.  For four years Sherri worked as an instructor and administrator at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, BC, teaching a variety of third and fourth year Faculty of Education courses in a University of Victoria satellite program. She also worked with the Ministry of Education in the areas of curriculum development assessment and provided professional development to educators across the province.

Before becoming President of Camosun College in 2015, Sherri worked for the Greater Victoria School District for 20 years, serving in various senior administrative capacities, including Superintendent of Schools/Chief Executive Officer.

In her time at Camosun College, Sherri has led the institution through a renewed Strategic Plan and a new Master Campus Plan as well as overseen the completion of a new trades building and the planning, construction and opening of a new health sciences building.

Throughout her career, Sherri has focussed on engaging students in learning to find their passion and make a difference in their community and the world. Sherri believes colleges should be nimble and prepared to continually respond to opportunities that reflect our changing world. She is passionate about building on the excellent work done to create opportunities for life-changing learning for Camosun College students.     

Sherri is also the Board Chair of the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) and is Chair of British Columbia Colleges (BCC.)

Sherri earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Calgary in 1981 and her Masters of Administration and Curriculum Development from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington in 1991.