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Suzanne Flannigan

Suzanne Flannigan


Associate Faculty


Education and Technology


Dr. Suzanne Flannigan is an experienced higher education professional and an associate faculty member in the School of Education and Technology. She is responsible for the development of the Leadership and Learning in Higher Education course, offered for the first time in spring 2015. Her primary research interests include cultural congruence and the impact congruency has on context, behaviour and the dynamic interactions among leadership, learning and change. Flannigan is an active volunteer in the Victoria community. She has held a variety of sport-related leadership roles including president of the Lower Island Women’s Soccer Association, vice-president of the British Columbia Soccer Referee’s Association and board member of the British Columbia Soccer Association.


Flannigan has worked in education since 1988, most recently as vice-president of academic affairs at Hartnell College in California. As the academic vice-president, Flannigan was responsible for all instructional programs and services, the academic budget and all instructional grants. In addition, Flannigan oversaw all accreditation activities, led the hiring and the tenure review processes and was responsible for more than 350 faculty and staff.


Flannigan holds a PhD in higher education administration from the University of Texas (at Austin), an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, an MEd from the University of Victoria and a BA in English from the University of Lethbridge. She has been the recipient of several scholarships including the University of Lethbridge Athletics and Academics Scholarship, the John and Suanne Roueche Endowed Scholarship and the Houston Endowment Scholarship.