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Wilfrid Laurier University Laurier Brantford
December 21, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Effective July 1, Laurier has established a new senior administrative position at the Brantford campus. The Senior Executive Officer (SEO) reports to the university President and represents his office at the Brantford campus. The role has two core functions: to create opportunities and strategies that advance Laurierís academic mission, and to build strong relationships with the Brantford campusí partners and stakeholders.

The SEO will be a bridge between the university and the City of Brantford, the communities of the surrounding region, and Aboriginal communities including Six Nations and Mississaugas of the New Credit. In addition, the position will support academic and administrative leaders on the Brantford campus and help strengthen the connection with their colleagues on other campuses, support Laurierís vibrant partnerships with other post-secondary institutions, and seek new avenues to grow and advance Laurierís innovative model of academic excellence

Brian Rosborough begins his term as the SEO on July 2, 2013. Rosborough has served as Laurierís Director of Government Relations since 2009. In this role, he was responsible for developing and managing strategies to inform and influence public policy at the provincial and federal levels of government, and to advise Laurier on legislative matters that affect the university. He has worked in public policy and government relations in Ontario since 1991 as a policy advisor and senior manager in a number of Ontario government ministries and as a consultant in private practice.

Prior to joining Laurier, Rosborough was Director of Policy and Government Relations with the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), which advocates on behalf of municipal governments in Ontario. At AMO, he oversaw significant increases in provincial and federal investment in municipal infrastructure and a major realignment of provincial/municipal fiscal arrangements.

Should you have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact Janice Vilaca in the Office of the Senior Executive at†or 519.756.8228 ext. 5881.