The UNBC Board of Governors has appointed Dr. Mark Dale to serve as Interim President of UNBC effective January 1, 2014. Dr. Dale has been the Vice-President Academic and Provost of UNBC since 2008. He will serve as Interim President until a replacement for Dr. George Iwama is selected.
Political Science Professor Dr. John Young, who has been with UNBC since 1994, will be the Interim Vice-President Academic and Provost.
Dr. Iwama is leaving UNBC at the end of 2013. Following his decision to not renew as UNBC President, Dr. Iwama was appointed Executive Vice-President for the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan, a prestigious, young university that has been featured recently in the Economist and Science . OIST has this year admitted only its second cohort of students, all of whom are pursuing doctoral degrees in Science. Dr. Iwama was born on Okinawa and lived there until he was 17 years old.
The search for Dr. Iwama’s replacement is being led by the Board of Governors and is including a national advertising campaign and identification of potential candidates.