Dean Duperron Is the New Chairman of MSM HigherED – The education and real estate veteran is set to bring his successful track record of building profitable colleges to MSM HigherED, which delivers the highest-quality academic, vocational and English language programs to students in Canada and around the world.

MSM HigherED, the campus management division of M Square Media (MSM), welcomes Dean Duperron as its new Chairman.

Duperron has more than 34 years of experience in the education industry, overseeing a global network of campuses emphasizing the cohesiveness between academic and vocational disciplines. He has diverse business experience, spanning operations in trades, retail, wholesale, real estate investing, market investing, party and event planning, and mentoring entrepreneurs.

He successfully built two college systems including Sprott-Shaw Community College, which he bought in 1991 and transformed into a profitable operation with 29 Canadian campuses, 26 of which are in British Columbia and three are in Alberta. He also founded Sprott-Shaw Degree College, now known as Ascenda College, the first private community college in B.C. to be granted the right to confer bachelor’s degrees.

Through the decades, he has also brought comprehensive educational services to international students, preparing them for their desired undergraduate and graduate programs in North America.

Sanjay Laul, MSM CEO and founder, dubs the appointment of Duperron a step toward realizing MSM HigherED’s ambitious roadmap.

“With nearly four decades of expertise and insight helming an international conglomeration of colleges, Dean’s leadership has helped hundreds of thousands of graduates enjoy successful careers in business, trades, administration, information technology, and healthcare,” Laul said. “This is the executive experience and insight we need to take MSM HigherED to a leading position in the Canadian marketplace and beyond.”

Dean was born in Alberta and grew up in Vancouver. He studied biochemistry and computer science at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in the Greater Vancouver area with his wife, Sherri, and their three children.

MSM HigherED delivers the highest-quality academic, vocational and English language programs, preparing students to pursue their desired careers or progress onto the world’s leading universities. It currently operates Eton College, Taylor Pro College, Extreme Pro College, Q College, Q Academy, and College Multihexa, along with investments in real estate and technology.

Aside from bringing a global perspective to Canadian campuses, MSM HigherED seeks to accelerate their institutional growth and internationalization in student recruitment.

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