Brad is the new Dean

By Geoff Lee

December 20, 2016 12:00 AM

NEW BLOOD Brad Onofrychuk is Lakeland College's new dean for the School of Business and Continuing Education.

Brad Onofrychuk can ditch his acting job as dean for the School of Business and Continuing Education at the Lloydminster campus of Lakeland College.
His appointment to the position was made official in a news announcement on Dec. 12 to his delight.
“It’s welcome news,” he said, after taking on the role of the reorganized school in August.
“We’ve hit it off, myself and my departments, my school—I think we will work quite well together.
“It’s probably the strongest team I’ve worked with since I started at the college.”
Onofrychuk has been with the business department for nine years including the last five years as a Lakeland business chair and part time instructor.
He expects to make some minor tweaks to business programming and to continuing education as well.
“There are some things that we are working on this year, maybe a couple of online courses, continuing education, additional short courses and we’re looking for opportunities to meet some community needs here,” he said.
Those opportunities would come from more continuing education programming.
One of this ongoing projects is to provide business students with more degree options than the current Athabasca University degree that is fully online.
“That hasn’t changed—we will continue to work with Athabasca this coming year,” said Onofrychuk.
“We’re looking at all our options as far as degree completion here—I’m looking at the best option for students.”
Onofrychuk is stoked about upcoming business events in 2017, like the case competition which he coached for four years.
He helped a Lakeland team reach the podium at the Alberta Deans of Business Case Competition twice.
Onofrychuk took his economics class to London, England in 2011 for an international learning trip.
Also upcoming is the fourth annual Fashion on a Budget show, held last year in February, with no date set yet for 2017.
“The fashion show is always a big hit at the college and something that’s relatively new is Speakers Corner,” he said.
He likens that to a college Toastmasters equivalent where students have the opportunity to practice public speaking.
Onofrychuk earned his own bachelor of management and international management degree from the University of Lethbridge and an MBA from Ipade Business School, the top business school in Latin America.
He also worked in the retail industry before starting his teaching career at Lakeland.
The father of four is a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity Lloydminster and the 1st Lloydminster Scout Group. 
“On behalf of Lakeland College, we’re pleased to have Brad as the dean of business and continuing education,” said Michael Crowe, Lakeland’s vice president, academic in a news release.
Crowe said with Onofrychuk’s extensive experience and wealth of knowledge, he will excel as dean and work to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students.

More News

LCSD hosts archbishop

The Lloydminster Catholic School Division (LCSD) had a special guest this week, as Archbishop Richard Smith toured multiple schools. more »

Falk talks first session in House of Commons

Battlefords-Lloydminster member of Parliament Rosemarie Falk is back in her constituency for the summer. She held a summer office open house this week for people to have a tour, drop by for a conversation,… more »

Health council opens channels

We have your back on healthcare. That’s what the Yellowhead East Health Advisory Council (HAC) told local and area residents during its latest meeting at the Lloydminster Hospital on June 20. more »

more »