Chris Houser will begin a second five-year term as dean of the Faculty of Science on July 1, 2021, provost Douglas Kneale announced Thursday.
“In the four years that he has served our Faculty of Science, Chris has demonstrated effective leadership in many areas, including student recruitment, curriculum development, and community outreach,” said Dr. Kneale. “He has brought students to science, and he has taken science to the community.”
Kneale noted success in fundraising, collaboration with regional partners through extension initiatives, and the promotion of innovative research as broadening the faculty’s profile and providing new opportunities for students and professors.
Dr. Houser said he is proud to continue in the position.
“Working alongside an amazing group of faculty and staff, my focus will be to build on our ongoing success in enrolment and research, while continuing to enhance the student experience to ensure that we remain the Destination Science program,” he said.