Paul Armstrong was appointed as Chief Operating Officer for Mohawk College in April 2020 after serving as the Vice President Academic since September 2016. Paul leads the academic, student and corporate services divisions who collectively are responsible for educating and supporting over 30,000 full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students at three main campus locations and multiple learning hubs embedded in various locations in our community. Paul had previously served as Mohawk’s Dean of Health Sciences, Community and Urban Studies for nine years. Paul was also Director of Academic Relations, Chair of Health Sciences and Human Services and a Professor in the College’s Department of Medical Imaging.
Paul has made Mohawk a leader in simulation-based learning and has maintained strong relationships with educational partners at McMaster University and Six Nations Polytechnic. Paul has been instrumental in developing and launching many major collaborative and cross-functional strategic projects with business and industry including a partnership that led to the construction of a new state of the art Aviation Education and Research Centre located at the Hamilton International Airport. He is an active member in the community, currently serving as Board Chair for the Hamilton Industry Education Council and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Skills Ontario.
Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from Queen’s University and diplomas in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound and Radiological Technology from Mohawk College and was recognized with a Mohawk Alumni of Distinction Award in 2013.