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New manager to oversee events at NWCC

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) has hired Seth Downs to oversee its events and conference planning and to ensure it aligns with the overall strategic goals and directions of the College. Downs, who has been with NWCC since 2010 and served most recently as a Marketing Communications Officer, began his new role as Manager of Events & Conference Planning on Oct. 17. Downs has also taught, coordinated and developed a variety of BCGEU Instructional programs and courses and developed the curriculum for a Sustainable Tourism program. Downs will be responsible for the management, planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of College-wide and campus-specific events. His attention will immediately focus on planning for next years Challenging the Paradigm Gathering, NWCCs yearly conference that focuses on integrating inclusive practices in post-secondary education. This position was created not only to increase revenue for the College but to support the economic development of existing hospitality and infrastructure in the region, said Dave OLeary, NWCCs Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Seth has proven he can take on a number of different challenges at the College and were confident his experience and enthusiasm will meet the needs of this position.

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