Thursday, February 15, 2007

Vice-President Legal Affairs Appointment

To: The Campus Community From: President Michael Stevenson

I am pleased to report that, following the unanimous advice of the Search Committee, the Board of Governors has approved my recommendation to appoint Professor Judith Osborne as Vice-President Legal Affairs commencing February 12, 2007.

Professor Osborne has been a valued member of the senior administrative team at SFU since July of 1992 when she was appointed Associate Vice-President Academic. Since 2001 she has taken on increasingly complex and demanding roles in the University's legal portfolio, first as Associate Vice-President, Policy, Equity and Legal and then as Associate Vice-President, Legal Affairs. She has been Interim Vice-President, Legal Affairs since April 1, 2006 following the upgrade of the Associate Vice-President, Legal Affairs portfolio to reflect the addition of key functions with respect to human resource operations within the University.

I have every confidence that Professor Osborne will continue to provide superb executive management of the University's legal affairs and I look forward to working with her in the coming years.

I am grateful to the members of the Search Committee and to all those members of the community who assisted the committee in its deliberations.

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