During my career at Laurier I have been fortunate to work with countless exemplary leaders, colleagues, and students who inspire lives of leadership and purpose. I aspire to inspire the next generation of Laurier alumni to pursue their future academic and professional goals. As a proud Laurier alumna myself I hope to encourage Laurier students to set goals and pursue their objectives. I have been fortunate to have had those mentors in my own journey that I have looked up to and hope I can inspire others to pursue roles in technology and digital transformation as well.
Collaborating with colleagues, team members, faculty, and students to create the best educational environment that we can for our students inspires me. We have the ability to innovate and influence higher education and the experience our students, faculty, and staff have at this institution. The opportunity to be a change maker in implementing business processes and technology solutions for Laurier inspires me daily.
Within the Laurier community I believe I lead by example and positively collaborate with those around me. I believe leadership comes from encouraging teamwork, collaboration and communication to implement transformative initiatives. This is paramount in leading at Laurier. Taking the time to communicate effectively, connect with others, and delegating to those who are best suited to complete activities is also key in leading teams, while inspiring the group towards a common goal.
The sense and feeling that ICT, and Laurier as a whole, is a community and we can rely on one another. Laurier is all about creating a community that supports and inspires students, faculty and staff. In working with my colleagues in ICT and across the university, I am constantly impressed by their willingness to collaborate, contribute innovative ideas, and engage in creative problem solving that occurs to drive initiatives forward.
Throughout my various roles at Laurier I have been dedicated to inspiring lives of leadership and purpose in the activities and projects that I have been fortunate to be involved in. In implementing process reengineering and digital transformation initiatives it is so important as a leader to also commit to professional development for your team, hold people accountable and demonstrate professional behaviours. I have had the continued opportunity to collaborate with others and develop professionally here at Laurier, learning new skills, and help others in this university community.