University of Victoria president David Turpin announced he will step down in June 2013.

UVic president will step down next year

David Turpin announced today that he will resign as president of the University of Victoria in June 2013.

David Turpin announced today that he will resign as president of the University of Victoria in June 2013.

Turpin, who was appointed president and vice-chancellor of UVic in 2000, will step down after completing the school’s 50th anniversary celebration and a challenging budget process are complete, “leaving a new president with a solid foundation to take UVic into its next stage of development,” read a UVic press release.

“I have been extraordinarily fortunate to lead this great institution and I have been honoured to work with a great team of colleagues,” Turpin said. “Serving as president has been the highlight of my professional career. It is an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life.”

Susan Mehinagic, chair of UVic’s board of governors, said Turpin will leave a positive legacy.

“Under David Turpin’s leadership, UVic has emerged as one of the country’s leading universities. … The fact that during his tenure UVic has come to be ranked on the Times Higher Education’s list of the world’s top universities is no coincidence,” she said.

Turpin’s educational background is in plant biochemistry and physiology.

Prior to coming to UVic he was vice-principal academic and dean of arts and science at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

 

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