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Meet RDP's New Executive Director of Institutional Planning

May 22, 2024
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Red Deer Polytechnic is pleased to announce Isaac Nyamekye as our institution’s new Executive Director, Institutional Planning.  

“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Nyamekye to Red Deer Polytechnic. As a collaborative leader in institutional research, planning and analytics, Mr. Nyamekye has a proven track record of leveraging data to inform strategic enrolment management and enhance efficiencies in project management. His strong leadership in institutional planning and research will support the important work we are doing to achieve our 2030 Strategic Plan: Productivity and Social Impact.” 

- Patrick Machacek, Vice President, Development and Partnerships. 

Mr. Nyamekye joins RDP from Athabasca University where he was Director of Institutional Research and Data Analytics. In that position, he fostered a culture of data-informed decision-making and data literacy across the university.   

Prior to that role, he held positions of Manager of Institutional Data Analysis at Athabasca University, along with Senior Analyst of Program Analytics and Evaluation for the Government of Alberta. Mr. Nyamekye implemented business intelligence solutions that helped to increase operational efficiencies. 

“I am excited to join RDP at this important time. I look forward to forging relationships across the institution and collaborating with the RDP community to drive evidence-based decision-making, continuous improvement, effective project management and planning. As I step into this role, I am eager to leverage RDP's strong culture of innovation and excellence toward enhancing organizational performance and continuous improvement to advance the institution’s mission.”  

- Mr. Nyamekye, RDP’s new Executive Director of Institutional Planning

Mr. Nyamekye’s diverse educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the University of Ghana, a Master of Science in Resource Economics from the University of Alberta and a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University. Currently, he is pursuing a doctorate in higher education leadership at Western University.   

Mr. Nyamekye also holds several designations that include Certified Analytics Professional, IBM Certified Data Science Professional, Amazon Web Services Certified Cloud Practitioner and SAS Certified Advanced Programmer.  

Mr. Nyameyke will begin his role at RDP on June 17, 2024.

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