Mel Cooper is one of the most decorated citizens of Victoria. As a result of his community leadership, he has received the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia, among much other recognition. Mel was a Vice President of Expo ’86 and Chair of the Board of Governors of the 1994 Commonwealth Games. He sold his radio stations in Victoria and Kelowna, concluding a 60-year career in broadcasting.
Mel has been involved with the College since it was founded. Today, as Chair Emeritus of the TELUS Victoria Community Board, he and the Board have been financial supporters.
Mel and his wife Carmela share a joint enthusiasm for the College.