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Thorneloe Grad Appointed Board Chair

February 07, 2014

For immediate release: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Local city planner appointed Chair of Thorneloe University Board of Governors

Sudbury, ON – Thorneloe University is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Baskcomb as Chair of its Board of Governors. A local city planner and Thorneloe graduate, Paul Baskcomb replaces Steve Moutsatsos whose term as Chair ended this month. Steve Moutsatsos will remain on the Board and will continue to serve on its Executive Committee.

Paul Baskcomb has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Laurentian University, a Master in Environmental Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto. During his time at Laurentian, he was a resident at Thorneloe University and an active participant in the Thorneloe community, including a term as Student Representative on the Thorneloe Board of Governors.

An urban planner, Paul Baskcomb has worked for the City of Greater Sudbury and the former Region of Sudbury since 1987. He has served as Director of Planning Services for the City of Greater Sudbury since 2009. He is currently Acting General Manager of Growth and Development.

A community-minded individual, Paul Baskcomb has been a member of the Thorneloe University Board of Governors for several terms. He served as Chair from 1999 to 2002. He also served as one of Thorneloe University’s nominees to the Laurentian University Board of Governors from 2005 to 2009. He was a member of Thorneloe University’s Strategic Planning Committee and 50th Anniversary Committee.

In recognition of his dedicated service, Paul Baskcomb was made a Fellow of Thorneloe University in 2003. He is married to Marsha and they have three adult children.

Thorneloe University is federated with Laurentian University and is home to the departments of Classics, Religious Studies, Theatre Arts and Women’s Studies. It also collaborates with Laurentian in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Humanities programs, and offers undergraduate programming in Theology.

Media Contact:
Dr. Robert Derrenbacker, President, Thorneloe University
(705) 673-1730, ext. 101, rderrenbacker@laurentian.ca

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