Ned Goodman re-elected as Chancellor of Brock University

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Ned Goodman re-elected as Chancellor of Brock University

Published on February 25 2010


Ned Goodman, one of Canada’s most significant investment industry leaders and business builders, has been re-elected to a second three-year term as Chancellor of Brock University in St. Catharines, Ont.

Goodman, whose new term will begin when his current term expires in October, was recently re-elected by the University Senate with the full support of the University’s Board of Trustees.

Beyond conferring all degrees and diplomas, his duties as Chancellor include playing a leadership role in advancing the University and in the educational welfare of Brock students. His first term as Chancellor was characterized by a period of robust growth for the University, in terms of enrolment and in the completion or announcement of unprecedented infrastructure projects and facilities that will further transform the University’s dynamic learning and research capacity.

Goodman said he welcomes the opportunity to continue his role for another term.

“I have immensely enjoyed working with and being associated with Brock University,” said Goodman, “and I am delighted to remain as Chancellor. Brock is the type of innovative institution whose pursuit of excellence will inspire young minds to make Canada a world leader intellectually, culturally and economically.”

Brock President Jack Lightstone said the University is very fortunate to have Goodman remain as Chancellor, given his experience of professional and community achievement, and his legacy of success.

“Mr. Goodman’s knowledge, experience and advice has been invaluable to us throughout his first term,” said Lightstone. “As Brock’s presence and role continues to grow and evolve, both as a centre of education and research and as a community partner in Niagara and beyond, it is extremely important for us to have a seasoned leader like Ned Goodman as our Chancellor.”

Senate Chair John Sivell also welcomed the re-election of Goodman.

“Senate recognizes the wealth of experience and leadership in education, business and community service that Mr. Goodman brings to Brock University in the role of Chancellor,” said Sivell, a Professor of Applied Linguistics and Chair of Senate. “We look forward to his continued involvement as Chancellor as we work together with all of our partners to fulfill the academic mission of the University.”

Rudi Kroeker, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, said the board was thrilled to support the Senate's decision to ask Goodman to continue as Chancellor, “and more so that he has agreed to.”

“His breath and depth of insight critical to our service in the academy and community are a priceless resource,” said Kroeker. “He is an inspiration to us all, and we are proud to have him.”

For more information contact Kevin Cavanagh, Associate Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Brock University, 905-688-5550 x5888; kcavanagh@brocku.ca

Chancellor Ned Goodman

Chancellor Ned Goodman