New head of Lifelong Learning Centre named

  • Sylvia Shorto, new executive director of the Lifelong Learning Centre at the Bermuda College (photograph provided)

    Sylvia Shorto, new executive director of the Lifelong Learning Centre at the Bermuda College (photograph provided)

  • Janet Ferguson, outgoing head of the Lifelong Learning Centre at Bermuda College (file photograph)

    Janet Ferguson, outgoing head of the Lifelong Learning Centre at Bermuda College (file photograph)


An art and architecture historian has been unveiled as the new executive director of the Lifelong Learning Centre at Bermuda College.

Sylvia Shorto replaced Janet Ferguson, who stepped down as head of the LLC, formerly the Seniors Learning Centre, after almost a decade’s service.

Dr Shorto said: “It would be a challenge for anyone to try and fill the shoes of Dr Ferguson, who has carefully constructed a framework at the centre through which learning can be truly transformative.

“It will be a privilege for me to go on with this work, and to contribute to the continuing — and I would hope endless — growth of the participants in the centre’s programmes.”

Dr Shorto earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Toronto and her master’s and PhD in the history of art and architecture at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

She also earned a postdoctoral curatorial studies certificate from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Robert Horton, the LLC president, thanked Dr Ferguson for her “outstanding” work with the centre.

He added: “We know that she will continue to attain the standard of excellence in all her endeavours, personal and professional.

“In addition, we are confident that the LLC will continue to thrive with the enormously accomplished Dr Shorto at the helm.”

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Published Nov 25, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 26, 2019 at 12:19 pm)

New head of Lifelong Learning Centre named

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