"Education can open doors for people that may not otherwise open, it expands people’s experiences and stretches their minds. Knowledge is a wonderful gift, it can literally change lives."
Dianne Hawkins was born and raised in the Comox Valley. She believes in the importance of giving of yourself to the greater good of the community in which we live. Dianne has over 18 years of governance experience and over 25 years in business leadership. She enjoys connecting people, seeks ways to collaborate and has worked collectively with community organizations to build strategic partnerships. She has a diverse and successful background as an educator, both in the private and public sectors as well as her decades of leadership experience in business. She recalls the best part of being an educator as those “AHA” moments when the desire to understand meets understanding. Dianne enjoys working with the NIC Foundation board to further enhance opportunities for students to access bursaries. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. ~ William Butler Yeats