17:10 PM

Thea Laidman appointed AVP, International at Mohawk College


Thea Laidman has been appointed  to the role of Associate Vice President, International. 

Thea brings 13 years of experience in international education. She has worked in both the private and public sectors, leading projects that support student and faculty mobility, institutional partnerships, business development, international student recruitment and the student experience. She previously served as Director International Recruitment at Mohawk College where she was responsible for setting the strategic vision and executing key activities required to advance international enrollment and business development priorities. 

A passionate educator, Thea is an advocate for advancing intercultural awareness. She has lived in, worked in, or travelled to, more than 40 countries around the world, and was recently awarded a Hamilton Top 40 under 40 Business Achievement Award for her leadership in international education. In her new role, Thea will lead a newly unified International Education team focused on creating a shared vision and commitment to internationalization across the college. 

Thea is currently pursuing her Masters in Higher Education Leadership and Administration with a specialization in International Education. Thea started in her new role March 9.

“I look forward to working with Thea to build a shared vision and commitment to internationalization across the college, and strengthen Mohawk College’s position as a leader in international education.” 
– Katie Burrows, Vice President, Students, International and Alumni