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New deans bring mix of internal and external experience to lead at MHC

March 31, 2021


Medicine Hat College (MHC) is pleased to confirm leadership for two of its academic schools. Following a rigorous search process, the School of Arts, Science & Education and the School of Business & Continuing Studies will benefit from both internal experience and external perspective.

After serving as interim dean for the School of Arts, Science & Education since August, Clay Bos has been selected to lead this area in a permanent capacity. His successful experience in the dean role, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the institution as a long-time faculty member and program coordinator, were acknowledged as key assets in moving Medicine Hat College forward. Bos cites the college’s purpose statement, “Growing a vibrant future with learners and our region,” as influencing his career path with the institution.  

“I am excited to work with faculty and staff to grow that future as Dean of Arts, Science & Education,” adds Bos. “Medicine Hat College has been a part of my DNA for the last 35 years and I feel privileged to be able to continue that journey and contribute to lifelong learners in our region.” 

Bos started at MHC in 1985 as a Computer Aided Drafting student and returned in 1995 to study engineering. He went on to complete a degree in civil engineering at the University of Calgary and later pursued a Master of Science, Civil Engineering- Construction Engineering & Management from Clemson University. His career at the college began in January 2003 as a part-time instructor. Since that time, he has held positions as a full-time faculty member, program coordinator for the Built Environment Engineering Technology program, manager of special capital projects, department chair for the Division of Science, and most recently, interim dean. 

“We are so pleased that Clay will be continuing in the dean role for the School of Arts, Science & Education,” says Dr. Vicky Roy, vice-president academic and provost. “He has proven himself as a strong leader with capacity to support the wide range of disciplines encompassed within MHC’s largest School.”  

Bringing a wealth of experience from post-secondary and private sector environments, Timothy Spielman, FCPA, FCMA will be joining MHC this week as the new dean for the School of Business & Continuing Studies.  

Spielman’s post-secondary teaching and administrative management background spans over 25 years and includes roles as adjunct assistant professor with St. Mary's University, open learning faculty member with Thompson Rivers University, academic chair at SAIT, and director with the University of Lethbridge.  

“I am excited about becoming a member of the Medicine Hat College community and look forward to working with faculty and administration to enrich the lives and livelihoods of our learners and the community,” says Spielman. 

His background in the private sector includes leadership in technology start-ups, strategic consulting to large multinational organizations, and board roles with for-profit and not-for-profit entities. In addition to his accounting designations, Spielman also holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce degree.  

“It is very exciting for MHC to be able to attract a top-notch entrepreneur and business leader with a deep understanding of business education and life-long learning. Tim is the right person to take our business school to the next level and to work in collaboration with our continuing studies team on new innovative course offerings,” explains Roy.  

“We look forward to his leadership and enhancement of our school for excellence in applied business and community service.”