Director | IIE & AdvTech
Dr Felicity Coughlan is Director of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) and Group Academic Director for AdvTech (Ltd). The IIE is a registered private higher education institution offering more than 90 accredited higher education qualifications on several campuses through the leading educational brands of Rosebank College, Varsity College, Vega, and The Design School Southern Africa. AdvTech is the holding company for the IIE and the AdvTech schools including Crawford, Maravest, Centurus, Abbotts and TrinityHouse schools.
Felicity has Honours degrees in Social Work and Psychology (from Rhodes University); a Masters degree in Sociology from the University of London and a Doctorate in Social Work from UNISA. Felicity is active in the education sector. She served two terms as a member of the Higher Education Quality Committee and until March 2015 chaired the Accreditation Committee responsible for accreditation of all higher education programmes (public and private) in SA. She is a member of the National Education Collaborative Trust Dialogue Group and an external member of the Open University’s Curriculum and Validation Committee. She is the founder member and Chairperson of the South African Private Higher Education group which is a cooperative cluster of private providers in South Africa focused on building reputation and quality in the sector.