SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan has a new vice-president of finance and resources.
Greg Fowler was unanimously appointed to the position by the board of governors to serve a five-year term starting on June 1.
He has been acting in the position since April 2012 after the former vice-president, Richard Florizone, was seconded to the World Bank Group for six months and then named the new president of Dalhousie University.
“After a comprehensive national search, Greg was unanimously recommended by the search committee for this important position,” said University President Ilene Busch-Vishniac.
“The committee conducted an extremely rigorous search with approximately 50 applicants considered, many from outside the province and the country.”
Fowler has been at the university since 1994 when he was appointed the assistant controller at St. Thomas More College before becoming the controller in 1998. In 2006, he became the director of operations for the collage of nursing and was appointed director of consumer services in 2007.
He will oversee a budget with a projected $3.3 million deficit for 2013-14 and which is projected to reach $44.5 million by 2016.
The committee cited Fowler’s efforts to increase efficiencies and to more effectively utilize resources as factors in his appointment.