Tony Gugliotta has been elected to be the new chair of BCIT’s board of governors.
The board’s primary responsibility is to oversee the strategic direction and management of BCIT and to ensure it carries out its vision.
The roles of the board include the management, administration, and control of the property, revenue, business, and affairs of all BCIT campuses, as well as the establishment of BCIT’s purpose and direction.
Gugliotta started his career at Vancouver International Airport in 1985 and has since worked his way up to his current position as head of marketing and business development of the airport.
Having served on BCIT’s board of governors since 2007, Gugliotta told The Link that the transition to chair has been a very smooth one. Gugliotta says his hope right now is that the board of governors will take on a role that supports BCIT’s vision and mission statements.
In terms of his thoughts on moving forward, the board will work towards the “renew[al] of their campuses under challenging global eco- nomic conditions [and] do evrything [they] can to support students.”
Gugliotta stressed the importance of a balanced academic and extracurricular experience for BCIT students.
“It’s key to try and achieve a school/life balance that helps keep things in perspective and maintains your health in the midst of a busy school schedule,” the board chair said, taking into consideration BCIT’s intensive programs.[hr]
Neetu was born and raised in the Okanagan Valley (minus the few toddler years she spent living in Punjab, India where her line of heritage is from). She moved to the lower mainland to attend BCIT and is now in her graduating year of the Broadcast and Online Journalism Program. Her writing and editing for Link magazine often happens late at night because when she’s not at school she works as a reporter and anchor for CKNW Newstalk 980 and is also involved in the start up of a charity called the Beautiful World Foundation. She loves to travel and feels fortunate to be in a field where she can share the stories of interesting and inspiring people from around the world.