September 26, 2016: Paul Dangerfield assumes the role of president of Capilano University on October 1, 2016

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Paul Dangerfield will join Capilano University as its third president and vice-chancellor on October 1, 2016. His first official day on campus will be Monday, October 3, 2016.

      Dangerfield will be installed as the third president of Capilano University in the presence of the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. His installation is part of a formal investiture ceremony at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts on October 17, 2016.

      Dangerfield is leaving his role as executive director and Vancouver campus dean of the New York Institute of Technology to return to Capilano University, where he was dean of the faculty of Business and Professional Studies from 2006 to 2009.

      Prior to his role with the New York Institute of Technology, Dangerfield was vice-president of Education, Research and International with British Columbia Institute of Technology from 2009 to 2014. From 1985, Dangerfield spent 20 years with the Canadian Forces in a variety of increasingly senior roles that included chief of staff, commanding officer and vice-president of human resources.

      Leadership was Dangerfield’s specialization when he completed a master’s degree in Business Administration at Royal Roads University. He aims to build on Capilano University’s vision and mission of promoting student success, career preparation and life readiness for graduates to contribute as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing world.

      Our new president will be available for interviews during his first week on campus. 

      About Capilano University
      Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers more than 100 programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 11,600 students each year, 8,300 in for-credit programs and 3,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Lil’wat and Sechelt (shíshálh) Nations. 

      For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact: 

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University
      t: 604.983.7596
      c: 778.879.7119