Prior to taking on this leadership role in August 2019, Claude served as the College’s Senior Vice President Academic (2012-2019).
As Senior Vice President, Academic, Claude was responsible for the academic institutes, schools, faculties, and associated services. He has provided leadership to the advancement of digital learning through initiatives such as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), as well as e-text and other digital resources. He also guided the development of the College’s Learner Driven Plan – which will reimagine personalized learning at the College as well as a new 14-week term model being launched in September 2019.
Claude has served the College at nearly every level of its leadership team. Prior to his roles on the Algonquin College Executive Team, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Trades at Algonquin College (2007-2012), responsible for the School of Advanced Technology, the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence, and the Heritage Institute, a rural campus in Perth, Ontario.
Claude is an active member of the community and serves on several boards, including the Ottawa Network for Education (ONFE) and the Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF). He is also a member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and was promoted to Senior Member in 2018 for his significant contributions to the profession.