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Aug 05 2014

Paul Dangerfield to Lead NYIT-Vancouver

New York, N.Y. (5 August 2014) – Dean Paul DangerfieldNew York Institute of Technology (NYIT) announces the appointment of Paul Dangerfield, an experienced senior leader in Canadian higher education, as the new campus dean and executive director of NYIT-Vancouver. Dangerfield, who has lived and worked around the world, has been a senior executive in military, private sector, and academic organizations.

Since leaving Canadian military service after a 20-year leadership career, Dangerfield has worked as vice president for education, research, and international at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Prior to that, he oversaw Capilano University’s School of Business as a dean and instructor. He also was a member of the university’s executive team for planning and operations.

NYIT Provost Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., welcomed Dangerfield, stating, “We are very pleased to have Paul, a high caliber academic leader, joining NYIT. Given his vision and experience, as well as an outstanding reputation for building teams to deliver high quality, sustainable education, Paul will help us to expand NYIT-Vancouver’s reputation and program offerings.”

“I am honored to have been chosen to lead NYIT-Vancouver,” said Dangerfield. “I especially look forward to working closely with students and faculty. Our goal is to continue NYIT-Vancouver’s growth, including increasing collaborating with NYIT's New York and other global campuses.”

Dangerfield is a Ph.D. candidate in Human and Organizational Development at Fielding Graduate University. He graduated with an M.B.A. from Royal Roads University after earning a B.Sc. in Chemistry at Carleton University. As a career officer in the Canadian army, he also completed the prestigious Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, where he specialized in strategic and operational planning.

NYIT’s Vancouver campus is located in downtown Vancouver’s Pacific Centre. It currently offers two master’s degree programs: a Master’s in Business Administration (M.B.A), through NYIT’s School of Management, and a master’s of science in Information, Network, and Computer Security through the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences. NYIT-Vancouver’s programs are authorized by British Columbia’s Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation, and Technology. NYIT-Vancouver has also achieved British Columbia's Education Quality Assurance (EQA) designation.

About NYIT

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 12,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan; in Nanjing, China; in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; in Vancouver, Canada; at other global partner universities; and online.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, nearly 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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