Members of Vancouver Premier College’s governance and executive leadership teams include experienced post-secondary leaders, executive administrators and majority shareholders and their respective appointees. VPC Board members include Principles and Advisors:
Kevin Ong is an international entrepreneur, business visionary and investor in higher education with a track record of more than 30 years of success. Mr. Ong made his entrance into BC’s post-secondary education system by establishing Vancouver Premier College of Hotel Management in 1998. After more than 20 years as its President, Mr. Ong initiated a reorganization of VPC. As its Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ong subsequently increased VPC’s capacity through the addition of two additional specialized colleges in 2019 which offer both international and local students with access to specialized Arts, Science, Business and Management programs through its campuses located in both Vancouver and Richmond. Through significant additional investments in professional post-secondary administration and teaching resources as well as operations management expertise. Mr. Ong has positioned VPC to provide enhanced levels of quality post-secondary education programming as outlined in VPC 2025 and continues to support VPC in his new capacity as Vice Chairman and Corporate Secretary.
Albert Wang is a successful international educator, business developer, negotiator and investor across multiple public and private industry sectors including computer science, information and communication technology, engineering and post-secondary education. Mr. Wang has more than 20 years of executive and senior management experience which include 12 years in BC’s post-secondary education system. Mr. Wang joined VPC in 2008 and was promoted to Executive Director of Education in 2012, a position from which he guided the College through its dramatic growth and expansion. Through both internal investment and reorganization of VPC in 2016, Mr. Wang became VPC’s second President and co-majority shareholder, positions which he held through the recent development of VPC’s strategic plan (VPC 2025) in 2019. Mr. Wang assumed the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer as part of VPC’s corporate reorganization implemented in 2020.
Kevin Nagel, PhD, ICD.D has had more than 25 years of executive leadership, academic and institutional development and teaching experience in Canadian post-secondary education systems. Dr. Nagel served as President and CEO of Keyano College (Alberta) from 2011-2016 and was previously Dean of the JR Shaw School of Business, School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts and Faculty of Undergraduate Studies at NAIT. Dr. Nagel holds a PhD and Masters degree in Educational Administration from the University of Victoria (BC) as well as a Masters of Studies in Sustainability Leadership and Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from Cambridge University (UK). He was recognized by Alberta Venture in 2012 as one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People and was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, a symbol of public service, excellence and community involvement in 2013. Dr. Nagel became President, Chief Academic Officer and Director of Vancouver Premier College as part of VPC’s corporate reorganization implemented in 2020.