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New Vice-President, Administration and Finance at VIU

June 25, 2014

NANAIMO, British Columbia, June 25 -- Vancouver Island University issued the following news:

Vancouver Island University is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelley Legin as Vice-President, Administration and Finance, effective August 11, 2014.

Legin comes to VIU with 25 years of progressive management experience within the public and co-operative sectors in western Canada. She joins VIU from Vancouver-based MNP, and also as an independent consultant in both post-secondary and financial services. Legin previously held the position of Senior Vice-President at Celero Solutions in Calgary, an information technology (IT) integrator, where she successfully guided the organization through a transformational IT system replacement.

"We are very pleased Shelley has accepted this important role," said Dr. Ralph Nilson, VIU's President and Vice-Chancellor. "She has an incredible amount of experience and a broad range of skills and expertise, particularly in the areas of information technology and change management. Her leadership in these and other areas will be invaluable as the university continues to grow and meet its mandate of serving the communities on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and indeed beyond."

Prior to her role at Celero, Legin was Vice-President Strategy and Vice-President Marketing at Farm Credit Canada, a federal Crown Corporation. Earlier in her career she led the investment division of Crown Investment Corporation of Saskatchewan in a vice-president role, with responsibility for direct government investment in economic development pursuits. Her responsibilities included development of partnerships and joint ventures to support economic growth and job creation.

"It is a privilege and a pleasure to join the VIU community. I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to and be a part of the continued success of the University as it evolves and holds true to its vision of promoting a high quality of life for regional communities through commitment to student success, community engagement and associated scholarship," says Legin.

Community-focused, Legin has held many board appointments, including for the YMCA, and has actively volunteered in the performing arts sector. She has also developed and delivered governance workshops for high profile boards across Canada.

Legin holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Regina, a Masters of Administration from Queen's University and is in the final stages of completing a Certified Professional Accountant, Certified Management Accountant designation.

Legin replaces Pat Eagar who is retiring from VIU after serving as Vice-President, Administration and Finance since 2009.

"I would like to thank Pat for her dedicated service, professionalism and values-based emphasis during her tenure at VIU," added Nilson. "Through her leadership, she established a very high standard of financial transparency, accountability and administrative competence at the University. Pat will continue to live in the region and we look forward to her active involvement in the community. I wish her and her family all the very best for her retirement."

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