Dr. Art Coren
President and Vice Chancellor
Dr. Coren comes to Quest after serving as President and Vice Chancellor of University Canada West. He received his PhD from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He also holds a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and a baccalaureate from the University of the State of New York, Regents College.
Dr. Coren has a long history of academic leadership. As Dean of the School of Business at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) he served in a variety of positions ranging from Marketing instructor to chair of the Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurial Leadership program. He has also worked as KPU’s Executive Director for International Education and the Dean of Academic and Career Advancement.
In addition, Dr. Coren has previously served in a number of roles and organizations including as Program Director for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology and Mathematics; as Executive Director for the Northern Telecom Institute for Excellence in Education; and in the private sector. Among his many other affiliations, he is Board Chair for Credit Counselling Canada, Director for Educational Credential Evaluators, and a member of the MSM Higher Education Advisory Board. He has extensive experience in educational partnerships in Asia and holds an appointment with Guangdong University of Foreign Studies as Visiting Professor at the Guangwai MBA Education Centre (Guangzhou, China).