News from Brock University in Niagara, Ontario
Posted June 24th, 2016 on Niagara At Large
(A Brief Foreword Note from Niagara At Larger reporter and publisher Doug Draper – As someone who has both followed and worked professionally with Brian Hutchings in his work at Niagara Region, I can’t think of a better person to be chosen for this job. He has always impressed me as an intelligent and honourable person – and one many enjoyed working for and with – and as I said to him a few years back, he is Niagara’s regional government’s loss and Brock’s very fortunate gain. Congratulations to him.)
Niagara, Ontario – With one week left in Jack Lightstone’s 10 years as University President, Brock’s Board of Trustees on Thursday June 23 appointed Brian Hutchings as the Acting President for the summer months.
Hutchings, who is Brock’s Vice-President, Administration, will be Acting President from July 1 until Sept. 1, when Wendy Cukier begins her tenure as University President.
Hutchings, who joined Brock in 2012, has a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting from Saint Mary’s University and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. He is also a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Queen’s University Public Executive Program.
Before coming to Brock, he was the Treasurer and Commissioner of Corporate Services at the Niagara Region. He has also served on many community organizations, including on the boards of Wise Guys Charity, YMCA of Niagara and McNally House Hospice. He has served as a Treasurer and Associate Vice-Chair of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and was Board Chair of the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
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