Paul Dangerfield has been appointed Capilano
University’s seventh president and third vice-chancellor and will assumes his duties effective October 1, 2016.
Formerly, Paul was the executive director and
Vancouver campus dean of the New York Institute of Technology and was
previously dean of Capilano University’s faculty of business and professional studies from 2006 to 2009.
Prior to his role with the New York Institute of
Technology, Dangerfield was the 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 VP human resources.
Paul holds an MBA specializing in leadership from Royal Roads University and a BSc in Chemistry from Carleton University. He is also a doctoral candidate of Fielding Graduate University.
Paul has served on a wide variety of boards
including West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce; B.C. Council on Admissions and
Transfer and the B.C. Technology Education Careers Council.
He and his wife,
Catherine, have two adult daughters. Together they take full advantage of
living on the West Coast and all the opportunities it offers for skiing,
hiking, biking and kayaking.