• Rich DeRoy

Rich De Rooy

Accessibility Services Coordinator / Learning Assistant Specialist / CCP Instructor
Residing campus
  • Smithers

As a student, Rich loved his college and university experiences and they led to exciting job opportunities primarily in human services positions.  He’s worked for eight different schools and held more than a dozen different positions with Coast Mountain College. He’s enjoyed the variety and considers it a privilege to be part of a student’s journey to a better life. He has two teenagers who have moved on to post-secondary studies and he hardly misses them –“What can I say? I love seeing students set out on a new path with all the opportunities and stories it brings!”

As the Accessibility Services Coordinator at the Smithers campus, Rich helps students with disabilities access customized support toward a positive learning experience. In his other Learner Services’ role as Learning Assistance Specialist, he helps any student seeking study skills support. Sometimes applicants write assessments with him to assist with course selection or write “challenge” assessments to challenge a traditional academic prerequisite for entry to a College program. These roles blend well with his position as the Career and College Preparation (upgrading) Coordinator, Smithers campus.

In his free time, Rich is often on an outdoor adventure -all seasons, all weather with family or friends. He has a passion for human-powered boats and enjoys gardening, reading, and volleyball.

Contact Rich at rderooy@coastmountaincollege.ca