June 25, 2008: Capilano begins search for first chancellor

      Wednesday, June 25, 2008
      Contact: Shelley Kean
      Tel: 604.983.7596

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—While Capilano undergoes its exciting transition to a university, the search begins for someone to fill the newly created role of chancellor.

      The chancellor will be the ceremonial head of the university and a member of the board of governors and senate. He/she will preside at convocation and confer all credentials. The chancellor will also be called upon to represent the institution at major events both on and off campus.

      The public is invited to propose candidates for this important role. The ideal applicant will have:

    • an understanding and appreciation for British Columbia’s education system
    • academic distinction
    • a significant record of community service
    • leadership experience at the local, national and/or international level
    • a strong history of career success
    • This voluntary position will be a three-year term to commence September 1, 2008 and is not open to current Capilano employees. Names of potential candidates, along with comments as to why they should be considered, should be forwarded by July 15/08 to chancellorsearch@capilanou.ca. More information on this position can be found at www.capilanou.ca/chancellorsearch

      Capilano serves the communities of the Lower Mainland, Howe Sound, and the Sunshine Coast through campuses in North Vancouver, Squamish and Sechelt. Enrolment totals 6,700 students in credit programs each term with an additional 7,000 people taking non-credit courses annually. Capilano offers a complete range of preparatory courses, university transfer courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, diplomas, certificates and statements of completion.