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Jason Lennard, Manager, International Admissions, Niagara College

Our Leader Spotlight – Jason Lennard

Manager, International Admissions, Niagara College

This series is dedicated to introducing and celebrating the participants of the ACL+ 2021 program. Each week, we will focus on one of our leaders; sharing a little bit about them and what motivates them to explore community leadership in Niagara.

Jason has held a variety of administrative roles in both higher education and in the public sector. Prior to his current position as Manager, International Admissions with Niagara College, Jason’s most recent role was with Brock University in the Office of the Registrar as the Assistant Registrar, Scheduling and Examinations, where he collaborated regularly with internal and external colleagues, deans and faculty members.

Jason’s first position at Niagara College was as a business analyst in the Registrar’s Office and has progressed to his current position of Manager, International Admissions, which he started in November of 2019.  The International Admissions team combines Niagara College’s Inquiry Response Team (IRT) with International Admissions. Jason’s vision for his current role is to inspire team members, support innovation, and focus on data-driven decision-making while furthering the already strong student experiences offered at NC.

Jason completed a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a Masters of Education (Administration and Leadership) – both from Brock University.

On a personal note, Niagara is home for Jason and his growing family. In his spare time, Jason enjoys cooking on his BBQ, as well as watching and playing sports.

Why are you personally motivated to explore civic leadership?

Civic leadership is a cornerstone of our community, which helps drive growth and sustainability. This serves as a personal motivator as my family values and connections are deeply rooted in Niagara, and as my family continues to grow and Niagara College continues to be a leader in sustainability and economic growth for the Niagara Region, I very much so wish to be a contributing factor.

What, in your view, is the most significant issue/opportunity facing our community? Why?

Overall, the most significant issue and opportunity facing our community is how we continue to handle the current global pandemic and its effects on our local community, and then how we recover from the pandemic fallout to ensure we rebuild and return stronger than ever.

From an educational perspective, it’s preparing our future students and leaders to become more adaptable to the ever-changing landscape and how it effects our local community.

What individual attributes do you hope to develop or expand upon?

My hope from this program is to continue to develop attributes that assist with inclusivity, collaboration, and change management.

March 18th, 2021