(October 20, 2008 - Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Brian Jeffs to the position of Assistant Vice-President (Administration & Finance) - a newly created role which commences October 20, 2008. Located in Orillia, this position will be responsible for financial and operational oversight for Lakehead University Orillia Campus.
Jeffs obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and is a Certified General Accountant. He has worked at UWO for 20 years, during which time he served in a variety of capacities - both administrative and academic.
From 2003, he was Director of Administration for the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry of UWO, where he managed eight administrative portfolios for the School and worked closely with the Dean and other senior leaders on strategic planning initiatives.
Corporately, Brian was a member of the President's Strategic Advisory Committee and the University's Pension Board at UWO, and served one year as Chair of the Joint Pension Board. Most recently, he led the opening of the new Schulich School - Windsor Program at the University of Windsor, in addition to the integration of the Robarts Research Institute into UWO.
Media: Brian Jeffs is available for media interview and can be reached directly at 705-330-4003. For additional information, please contact Lisa Pelot, Communications Officer, 807-343-8177, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,500 students and 2,000 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit www.lakeheadu.ca.