Dalhousie announces new president

Richard Florizone named Dalhousie’s 11th president

Richard Florizone will be coming from the University of Saskatchewan to commence his term as president of Dalhousie on July 1, 2013.
Richard Florizone will be coming from the University of Saskatchewan to commence his term as president of Dalhousie on July 1, 2013.

Dalhousie University’s Board of Governors announced this morning that Richard Florizone will begin his term as president of the university on July 1, 2013. He will replace Tom Traves who has been Dalhousie’s president since 1995.

Florizone currently works at the University of Saskatchewan as the Vice-President of Finance and Resources. He graduated from the school in the engineering physics program with the President’s Medal for most distinguished graduate.

The decision for his presidency came with a unanimous recommendation from the presidential search committee made up of six board and faculty representatives, each, and two students.

Florizone says he’s excited to get to work, building Dalhousie’s research programs and enhancing the student experience. 

“With its 200th anniversary fast approaching, Dalhousie’s place in this community and in the world is more solid than ever,” says Florizone.