Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s (KPU) Board of Governors welcomed six new board members this fall, three of whom are community members. Two re-appointed board members and one re-elected member will also remain on the board.
The three newly appointed community members include:
- Hanne Madsen, an accomplished senior executive with over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, operational oversight, human resources management and financial analysis.
- Bruce Wendel, principal of Allied Blower and Sheet Metal Ltd. (Surrey) and former president and CEO of Tristar Industries Ltd., a manufacturing company based in Delta.
- Chris McCue, a KPU environmental protection technology grad who holds over two decades of experience as a consultant and specialized contractor in waste water treatment and technology applications.
Both Madsen and Wendel will serve on the board until July 31, 2015. McCue will begin his one-year term Dec. 31.
Third-year information technology student Upinder Chahal was also elected to serve on the board until Aug. 31, 2015. An international student studying at KPU, Chahal is currently completing his co-op term as a support analyst with Sierra Wireless.
The board’s faculty representative Marc Kampschuur was elected to the board for a three-year term, beginning Sept. 1. In addition to teaching tax, audit and financial accounting at KPU, Kampschuur is a Chartered Accountant, lawyer and Certified Fraud Examiner.
KPU’s second chancellor Dr. George Melville has also assumed a seat on the university’s board of governors. One of Canada’s most distinguished entrepreneurs, the chairman and owner of Boston Pizza International will hold his seat for the length of his installation as chancellor.
– from KPU Newsroom