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Meet Algonquin’s new executive assistant to the president

On Nov. 18, President Claude Brulé will welcome Miranda Wilson to his team as the new executive assistant.

Although Wilson has been a member of the college for a long time – first as a student and then as a staff member – Wilson knew this new position was right for her.

The Times sat down with her and asked about her new role on campus.

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Miranda Wilson starts on Nov. 18 as her new position for Executive Assistant. Photo credit: Camilla Sola

How did you become the executive assistant to the president?

I would like to think it’s because of my past experience and my understanding of the statistical and priorities at Algonquin College. I worked at Algonquin as a full-time employee for over 17 years, and I am also an Algonquin graduate of the office and administration program. I believe my unique combination of work experience is also an asset.

What inspired you to go into this profession?

I actually started with a career test that I took at Algonquin College. Based on the results, I ended up enrolling in the office and administration program and the results from the test made me realize that I actually have a lot of strengths with this line of work and this profession.

What challenges did you face as a student?

It was and still is, it’s competing priorities and time management skills.

What do you do in your spare time outside of school/work?

I enjoy spending some time with my husband and children. We go hiking, [play] board games, [watch] movies and if it’s summer or spring — the nicer weather than we do a variety of activities at our cottage.

What’s your favourite spot on campus?

That is a tough one because there’s a lot of good spots at Algonquin. I do enjoy the horticulture gardens or when there’s an event in the Ishkodewan courtyard, but I do have to say the Savoir Fare. They have quality food and good prices and if anyone knows me would wonder if I didn’t say Savoir Fare because I am a regular.

If you had to travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I would go on a cruise, a Caribbean cruise.

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