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U of L appoints new chair


By Alejandra Pulido-Guzman on June 18, 2022.

LETHBRIDGE HERALDapulido@lethbridgeherald.com

The University of Lethbridge has appointed local business leader and U of L alumnus, Dean Gallimore as the 11th Chair of the university’s Board of Governors effective June 29, 2022.
“I am honoured to be appointed to this position and excited about the opportunities ahead. Having my spouse, and two children also as alums, the University has always been a big part of my life and helped launch my career here in southern Alberta,” said Gallimore in a press release.
He has served as a member of the U of L Board of Governors since October 2019, most recently as Chair of the Finance Committee and Vice-Chair of the President & Vice-Chancellor Search Committee.
Gallimore follows previous Board Chair Kurt Schlachter, who served the last six years in the role.
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Gallimore quickly made a name for himself in the accounting field. He spent 28 years with local accounting firm KPMG, with the final 12 years spent as the office managing partner before retiring in 2012.
Gallimore’s portfolio at KPMG consisted largely of primary agriculture, agriculture services and agriculture processing clients, as well as many other industries.
University of Lethbridge President and Vice-Chancellor Mike Mahon said in a press release that Gallimore’s commitment to southern Alberta business and industry is testament to the significant contributions U of L alumni make to their communities.
“Dean’s financial acumen is a major asset to the board and over the past three years, his service has been invaluable,” said Mahon.
He added that his work supporting industry throughout southern Alberta is indicative of the impact U of L alumni have on communities throughout the world. “We’re thrilled he is willing to share his expertise as a board member and now Board Chair,” said Mahon.

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