Howe elected Board chair
Though his second term on the U of S Board of Governors will end in May, Dallas Howe was elected Feb. 4 to the position of chair.
Howe, a native of Regina, a graduate of the U of S and a government appointee on the board since January 1999, replaces Gordon Thiessen as chair. Thiessen, former head of the Bank of Canada, chaired his last meeting Nov. 10 after choosing not to seek another term. His position will be filled by a government appointment which, under a 1999 protocol, requires University approval.
Having earned a BA in 1966 and an MA in 1968 from the U of S, Howe went on to do graduate studies in computer science at the University of Toronto. At age 26, he began a career in the health care computing field and eventually established BDM Information Systems, a Saskatoon-based systems development firm.
Today, Howe is president and CEO of a group of companies focusing on health care computing projects. The Financial Post lists BDM among the top 50 software companies in Canada.
In addition to two terms on the U of S Board of Governors, Howe serves on the board of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan. He is also active in a Saskatchewan farming operation that has been in the family for more than 120 years.