CITY CENTRE - Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus will see a changing of the guard later this fall when Stephen Dooley all assume the role of that campus' executive director.
Effective Nov. 1, Dooley will be leaving his current post as Kwantlen Polytechnic University's director of community engagement and take charge of SFU Surrey, where he replaces executive director Joanne Curry.
"We welcome Stephen and look forward to his leadership in helping us to expand our Surrey programs and contributions," said SFU president Andrew Petter. "He brings an enthusiasm, experience and a deep understanding of our commitment to being Canada's most community-engaged research university."
For Dooley, the SFU appointment continues Dooley's role in Surrey's post-secondary education scene, after originally joining Kwantlen in 1993 as an instructor.
"I am honoured and humbled to be taking on this position. I hope to continue the amazing efforts at SFU Surrey to engage meaningfully in the local community, and to support the success of students in both their education and in developing their own commitment to community," said Dooley. "I look forward to working with the SFU Surrey team as well as community stakeholders as we address the social, economic and cultural issues that affect us all."
Curry will move on to become SFU's associate vice-president of external relations, while still maintaining a presence at SFU Surrey.
"I am thrilled that Stephen Dooley will be the next executive director of SFU Surrey and look forward to working with him in the years ahead," said Curry.
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