April 3, 1997 * Vol . 8, No. 7
SFU president appointed to second five-year term
Simon Fraser University's board of governors has appointed Dr. John Stubbs
to a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor.
His new term will begin on Sept. 1, 1998.
Board chair David Bond says board members voted unanimously to re-appoint
Stubbs, who joined SFU in the fall of 1993 after serving as president of
Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario.
"The achievements of John Stubbs after his first four years have been
most impressive," says Bond. "We believe the university is indeed
fortunate to have Dr. Stubbs as president.
"We're confident that he will provide the leadership we need to enhance
the university's reputation as a leading institution for research and teaching."
The president's re-appointment comes after a consultation process which
Bond describes as the "most exhaustive review of any senior official
ever conducted at Simon Fraser University."
During his first term as president, Stubbs initiated a comprehensive academic
planning process. He was also a key figure in a win-win agreement with the
City of Burnaby which has resulted in the creation of a major park on Burnaby
Mountain, while allowing the university to move toward the creation of a
viable, 24-hour-a-day campus community.
Despite a hectic seven-day-a-week presidential schedule, Stubbs still manages
to teach regularly. A professor of history, he teaches a senior undergraduate
course every spring entitled: "The Impact of the Great War."
Heavily involved in the off-campus community, he is a director of the Laurier
Institute, the Vancouver Board of Trade and, for the past three years, has
chaired the education division of the Lower Mainland's annual United Way
Stubbs has earned degrees from the University of Toronto, the London School
of Economics and Political Science, and Oxford.
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