Presidential Search 2019-2020

Professor Andrew Petter’s second term as President ends on August 31, 2020.

SFU is currently undertaking a process to select its next President.

The Board of Governors has established the Presidential Search Committee, as per University Policy B 10.06, and has charged the committee with conducting the search.

The process is expected to take approximately 12-15 months, starting in January, 2019.

From March 15-April 14, the Presidential Search Committee engaged in a robust consultation to gather input to help shape the position description that will be made available to potential applicants. During that time, the SFU community was invited to participate online or in person in this important process.

During the consultation, approximately 1,100 members of the community shared their input at in person events, through email and the online survey. A number of stakeholders and partners also provided their input.

The input received from the drop-in events and online survey helped shape the candidate profile. The privacy office has completed its review of the information provided and a small amount of information has been redacted to protect individuals’ personal information in accordance with their privacy rights under the British Columbia Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Survey Results

Candidate profile

Candidate ad for position

For information or questions about the process, please contact:

Presidential Search Committee Secretaries:

Ian Forsyth, University Secretary
Kera McArthur, Executive Director, Office of the President

Executive Search Consultant:

Brent Cameron, Managing Partner, Boyden