Charlene comes from a long line
of entrepreneurs. She has owned and operated her own retail business on the
North Shore as well as being an Operations Manager and Retail buyer for other
When time allows she still does retail consulting in the
fields of Visual Marketing, Retail Buying and Operations Management.
Charlene started at Capilano University 16 years ago as an instructor and has
since held many administrative and curricular development positions. She is
presently Chair of the School of Business. Charlene co-developed the boutique
Retail Marketing Certificate Program in 1993.
Charlene has been a
curriculum developer for the University in various programs, including those in
Dalian, China and Beirut, Lebanon. Most recently she has been instrumental in
launching a new Festivals and Special Event certificate program at the Squamish
campus. Her love however, is teaching and enabling others to teach.
Charlene brings an enthusiastic and optimistic approach to her job as Chair
concentrating on what is really important to her - the Students and their