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SFU names Joy Johnson as its 10th president and vice-chancellor

Jan 08, 2020


Joy Johnson, SFU’s current vice-president, research and international, who will become the 10th president and vice-chancellor of SFU

Following an extensive community consultation and international search process, Simon Fraser University’s Board of Governors has named professor Joy Johnson as the university’s next president and vice-chancellor.

Johnson, SFU’s current vice-president, research and international, takes office on September 1, 2020. She succeeds professor Andrew Petter, who completes his term on August 31 after a decade of distinguished service.

“Over the course of this competitive process, professor Johnson stood out from other candidates for her depth of academic and research expertise, commitment to students and enthusiasm for the future of SFU,” says Fiona Robin, chair of the presidential search committee and SFU’s board of governors. “We are thrilled to announce that professor Johnson is the successful candidate and look forward to welcoming her into this new role.”

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