COTR hires new communications chief


College of the Rockies’ President and CEO David Walls is pleased to announce the hiring of Heather Jackson as Manager of Communications and Marketing.

“I’m pleased to welcome Heather to our management team,” Walls commented, “She brings a wide variety of expertise and experience to the position as well as a thorough knowledge of the College.”

Jackson is a graduate of Royal Roads University in Victoria where she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Communications.  She has worked at College of the Rockies for 14 years, most recently as Web Marketing Specialist.

Born and raised in Cranbrook, Jackson has worked in the marketing and communications field in Richmond and Banff previously but always found her way back to the Kootenay region and to the higher education system.

“I’m looking forward to my new role at the College and to continuing to work with the fantastic communications and marketing team,” Jackson says.  “This will be both a challenging and fulfilling opportunity for me to use my skills and expertise to their full advantage, and to continue to support the success of this dynamic organization.”

Jackson began her new role on December 2 and can be reached at or 250-489-2751 ext. 3487.

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