Chad London has been appointed dean of the College of Kinesiology.

U of S appoints dean in College of Kinesiology

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has named Chad London as dean of the College of Kinesiology for a five-year term beginning November 1, 2016.

"There is a real sense of community and pride in community, not just on campus but in all of Saskatchewan; I'm looking forward to being a part of that," said London, who is currently dean of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education at Mount Royal University in Calgary. "The university has such a rich history and tradition of excellence and the college has a stellar reputation as a national leader in kinesiology."

London said the opportunity to continue advancing the college's reputation in areas including research, teaching and learning, Huskie Athletics, and Recreation Services, was one he could not pass up.

"One of my first priorities will be to connect with my colleagues to engage in strengthening an already rich research, teaching and learning environment," he said.

"Huskie Athletics also has an incredible reputation and offers the university so many ways to enhance community engagement," explained London. "Similarly, Recreation Services in the college provides us the chance to advance active and healthy living to the campus community and beyond."

London received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lethbridge, a master's degree in human kinetics from the University of Windsor and a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Calgary. Prior to becoming dean, he completed appointments as associate dean in the Faculty of Health, Community and Education, as well as chair of the Department of Physical Education and Recreation Studies at Mount Royal. He was also instrumental when Mount Royal transitioned from a college to a university.

An active scholar, London's research has focused on the moral decision making of leaders, international education initiatives to enhance global learning for students, and leadership styles of athletic directors.

"We are so pleased to welcome Chad to the U of S and the College of Kinesiology," said Ernie Barber, interim provost and vice-president academic. "Beyond his proven leadership experience, Chad has the skills necessary to build on the diverse offerings—including academics, research, recreation and athletics—of the college."

 Currently completing his five-year term as dean at Mount Royal, London will succeed Carol Rodgers, who has served as dean in the U of S College of Kinesiology since July 2005.


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James Shewaga
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University of Saskatchewan
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