Faculty and Staff

Provide your input: Search for the next VP, Advancement and Alumni Engagement

May 13, 2020

As previously shared by SFU President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter, Mike den Haan, vice-president, advancement and alumni engagement, stepped down from his position effective March 31 to pursue a graduate education opportunity outside of B.C.

In accordance with the procedures set out in policy GP29 – Search Committees for Vice-Presidents and Associate Vice-Presidents, a search committee has been established and is currently undertaking a process to select SFU’s next Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Engagement.

As the leader of a SFU’s advancement and alumni relations team, the VP, Advancement and Alumni Relations proactively engages with SFU champions, patrons and alumni to build support for SFU’s mission, vision and key priorities. Advancement and Alumni Engagement is committed to helping SFU supporters advance new ideas that are furthering our communities—like addressing environmental concerns, providing lifelong value for students, and promoting social justice—and encourage investment in programs that are transforming the landscape of teaching and learning.

You are invited to participate in this important process and share with the Committee the qualities, attributes and types of experience you feel the successful candidate should possess. 

Here is how you can participate:

  • Online Questionnaire: Share your feedback anonymously until May 29. Take the survey.
  • Written submission: Send a written submission directly to the committee by May 29: vpaae_search@sfu.ca
  • Virtual Forum: Join us for a virtual forum on Wednesday, May 27 from 12 – 1 p.m. Registration information can be found on Eventbrite.

Your feedback will help shape the position description and candidate profile, documents that will be used in the recruitment and evaluation of candidates.

For more information about the search committee or process, visit: http://www.sfu.ca/pres/search-for-vice-president-advancement-and-alumni-engagement.html