Student services leader appointed at UBC Okanagan

The University of British Columbia Board of Governors has approved the appointment of Ian Cull as UBC Okanagan Associate Vice President, Students, effective September 1.

Mr. Cull is currently Vice President (Students) at the University of Winnipeg where he is responsible for the full range of enrolment and student services. His tenure at that university occurred at a time of rapid expansion.

In his new role at UBC Okanagan, Mr. Cull will be responsible for a diverse range of student services, including student development and advising, aboriginal programs and services, athletics and recreation, career development and alumni relations, and campus health and wellness.

"We want every student attending UBC Okanagan to benefit from an outstanding university experience. Ian Cull has a wealth of valuable, direct experience in all areas of student affairs," says Dr. Barry McBride, UBC Okanagan Deputy Vice Chancellor.

"Our academic plan places great emphasis on ensuring an engaging campus life, a common undergraduate experience, and advancing the health and welfare of students. We are very pleased that Mr. Cull is joining us in a role so important to UBC Okanagan’s mission."

Mr. Cull previously served as Dean of Students at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, from 1997 to 2002. His responsibilities included services for aboriginal students, international students, career services and financial aid.

As Director of Counselling Services at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, from 1989 to 1997, he was responsible for counselling and career centre operations and native student support services.

Mr. Cull has a Master of Arts and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree, both in clinical psychology from Lakehead University. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from McMaster University.

Additional announcements of key appointments will be made as UBC Okanagan moves toward its official opening on September 8, 2005.

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