New Vice Principal Welcomed at Dumfries and Galloway College

Dumfries and Galloway College has appointed Douglas Dickson to be its new Vice Principal Learning, Skills and Student Experience.


Douglas joins Dumfries and Galloway college from City of Glasgow College where he was Performance and Improvement Director.


Specialising in improving attainment, the former business lecturer has worked with the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and a range of other European enhancement projects as well as with Vocational Education Training (VET) and partners in the university sector throughout his career.


While on secondment to the SQA, Douglas worked to modernise and develop Higher National qualifications to help them meet the needs of students in industry sectors including creative industries, agriculture, and engineering.


Attracting new talent to the already sector-leading pool at Dumfries and Galloway College is a central aspect of Principal Joanna Campbell’s vision that will help the college maintain its position at the forefront of Scottish further education.


Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“Douglas is a stand-out education professional with a wealth of talent and ideas that will make a valuable addition to our team.

“His wide-ranging experience and optimistic outlook combine to create exactly the kind of attitude that we’re keen to welcome here and we’re delighted to have him join us.

“Douglas is already well-liked among our staff, students, and across our college community and there’s no doubt at all that he’ll fit right in.”