Niagara College welcomes three new appointees to its Board of Governors

Sep 13, 2010

Len Crispino, Chair of the Niagara College Board of Governors, recently announced three new appointments to the board:

Richard Taylor is Vice President of Operations for Niagara Casinos. Richard is responsible for Table Games, Slots, Food & Beverage and Facilities at both Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara as well as the hotel operations at Fallsview. He is one of the Ontario gaming industry’s pioneers having been in the business for over 16 years. He has been involved in the opening of numerous casinos and slots-at-racetrack facilities throughout Ontario. Richard has worked on the regulatory side of the gaming industry as Director of Gaming Compliance for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.

David Pastirik is the Niagara College Academic staff representative on the Board. A Professor and Coordinator of International Business, David comes with teaching experience from both McMaster and Niagara Universities. His practical knowledge is based on his 27 years in the steel industry as an Engineer and Director of Sales and Marketing. David joined Niagara College in 2004 and has developed a true dedication to his students and colleagues. He assists students with business competitions and promotes staff development. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration.

Grant Dalton is the student representative on the Board of Governors. Grant is presently in his third year of the Bachelor of Applied Business Program for International Commerce and Global Development. In addition to his full time studies, Grant has served as a student leader with the Niagara College Student Administrative Council for two terms as; Vice President – Student Affairs and Vice President – Communications. He is dedicated to supporting his peers through his student leadership activities.

With 9,000 full-time students, Niagara College offers more than 90 diploma, baccalaureate degrees and advanced level programs at campuses in Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, horticulture and esthetics. For more information, visit


For more information, contact:

Gord Hunchak
Director, Marketing & Communications
905-735-2211, ext. 7567
905-650-7820 (cell)


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