Brock University names Ken Chan vice-president, administration

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Brock University has announced Ken Chan as its next vice-president, administration.

Trustees approved Chan’s appointment after a national search that was led by university president Gervan Fearon and a campus committee.

“We are delighted to welcome Ken to Brock University,” said Fearon in a news release. “He brings diverse experiences and significant skills to this important role. During the search process, he made clear his deep commitment to advancing the Brock strategic plan and its mission and priorities.”

Chan, who is set to join Brock’s leadership team on June 1, said in the release he is looking forward to his new role.

“It is an honour to be joining Brock University, and I’m energized by the opportunity to contribute to its future,” he said. “I look forward to collaborating with faculty, staff and students across the University and with the broader community in support of Brock’s mission as an engaged, comprehensive university.”

Chan is currently serving on the boards of Alterna Savings and Alterna Bank and has held board roles at University of Toronto, North York General Hospital and Sherbourne Health, and at Lambeth College and Archbishop Tenison’s School in the U.K.

Chan completed CPA Canada’s senior executive advanced finance and accounting program. He earned a master of forensic accounting from University of Toronto, a master of business administration from City University of Seattle and a bachelor of arts in political science from Simon Fraser University.

He is currently pursuing a global executive PhD at École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris Business School.

Sean Vanderklis is a Niagara-based reporter for the Niagara Falls Review. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. Reach him via email:

Sean Vanderklis, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Niagara Falls Review