• titi-kunkel

Titi Kunkel

Vice President Academic, Students, and International
Residing campus
  • Smithers

Dr. Titi Kunkel is the current Vice President Academic, Students, and International at Coast Mountain College. She is based at the Smithers campus.

Dr. Kunkel is a passionate educator with over 30 years of experience both in England and Canada. She earned her PhD and Master (MNRES) of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies both from UNBC; her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of West London (formerly Thames Valley University) in the UK; and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Kunkel's work in the last twenty years has been in the Central and Northwestern BC and includes working with several Indigenous communities. In her various roles, she gained rich experience and knowledge of program delivery across Northern and Central BC and the unique barriers faced in different regions.

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Kunkel was the Acting Regional Chair for University of Northern BC’s South-Central region. In that position, Dr. Kunkel oversaw program delivery from the Quesnel campus to rural and remote communities in the Cariboo, Chilcotin, and Nechako regions of BC. She had the opportunity to work alongside College of New Caledonia’s administrators to deliver collaborative programs and activities in the Cariboo region. Her works with Indigenous communities in the Cariboo and Chilcotin regions were extensive. She sought funds to deliver business programs, language revitalization projects, and community-based research with the Indigenous communities.

Dr. Kunkel is a past member and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Community Futures of the North Cariboo, a past Board Director for Amata Transition House, a past member and Chair of the Board of Directors for Nazko Economic Development Corporation, and a past Board Director for the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Kunkel is a Council member for the BC Council on Admissions & Transfer, a member of Thompson Rivers University Planning Council for Open Learning, a member of the Parliamentary Secretary for Forestry’s Forestry Worker Supports and Community Resiliency Council, and a member of the PSFS Digital Learning Strategy Implementation Steering Committee.

Dr. Kunkel has published in numerous peer reviewed journals and has written several book chapters. She continues to seek ways to promote access to education in Northwestern BC and reduce barriers for people.