Retiring Capilano University President, Dr. Kris Bulcroft (centre) flanked by PFM Executive Search Partners, George Madden (left) and Allison Rzen (right)
Dr. Kris Bulcroft has retired after six years as President of Capilano University, a position she assumed in 2010 following a global search conducted by PFM Executive Search.
At a special retirement function held to honour her term as President of the university, Dr. Bulcroft spoke of the advances made at Capilano University and the positive impacts made over the last several years. Capilano University is a post-secondary institution that has gone through a considerable evolution from a university college standing to one of BC’s preeminent teaching universities under the guidance of Dr. Bulcroft.
PFM Executive Search was engaged by the Board of Capilano University to recruit an innovative academic leader for the institution and Dr. Bulcroft was hired through a rigorous selection committee process. She had a distinguished 20-year career at Western Washington University, serving as a professor of sociology as well as vice-provost for undergraduate education – a position she held until 2008 when she joined Franklin College – Switzerland as provost and vice-president for academic affairs before joining Capilano University as only its sixth President and its second Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Bulcroft is a recipient of several Fulbright Awards for research and teaching in Canada and Slovakia, and has served as a reviewer for Fulbright proposals for Central Europe.