Quest University Canada has announced Dr. Arthur Coren as its new President and Vice-Chancellor. He will assume his new post on June 1st, 2022. 

Dr. Coren succeeds Dr. George Iwama, who is stepping down from the position after leading the university since 2017. Dr. Iwama was named President Emeritus to enthusiastic cheering during this year’s graduation ceremony. 

“We are delighted to announce that Dr. Arthur Coren has been selected,” said Quest’s Board Chair, Art Willms, on behalf of the Board of Governors. “He was chosen by a selection committee that was comprised of representatives of the Board, faculty, students, and alumni.”

Dr. Coren comes to Quest after serving as President and Vice-Chancellor of University Canada West. He received his Ph.D. 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).

May 26th, 2022 | Contributed by Derek Nobert
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