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Lakehead Appoints Vice-President (University Advancement)

(March 5, 2010 - Thunder Bay, ON) Lakehead University is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Lee Gould to the position of Vice-President (University Advancement).  Lee begins his new role effective March 8, 2010.

Lee Gould, Vice-President (University Advancement)In this capacity, Mr. Gould is responsible for providing strategic direction and achieving financial and community-based goals with respect to advancement initiatives of the University, including capital and alumni campaigns and community relations. Reporting directly to him are the Manager of Advancement, the Capital Campaign Manager - Orillia, and the Alumni Relations Office.

"Among his many attributes and qualifications, Lee brings keen judgment and experience to the University," says Dr. Fred Gilbert, President, Lakehead University.  "His professionalism and skill set will be of great benefit to the Administrative Executive Committee, to Lakehead, and to its respective communities."

Mr. Gould is eager to begin his new role, and is honoured to join Lakehead University during a pivotal time in its history as the University has determined a broad strategy to ensure it continues to provide excellence in undergraduate education while strengthening its commitment to post-graduate studies and research.  "Working in close collaboration with administrative units and Faculties at the University, the entire Advancement team and I are committed to doing everything possible to realize the Advancement vision for Lakehead's Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses." 

Mr. Gould will work out of Lakehead's Orillia Campus initially, and expects to settle in Thunder Bay later this fall.


Bio info on Mr. Gould follows.

MEDIA: Please note that Lee is only available for phone interviews at this time.  Also, he plans to visit Thunder Bay at the end of March, and would be pleased to meet with interested media, in person, at that time.  Dr. Gilbert is also available for media interview from 12 noon - 1:00 p.m. today.  To arrange interviews, please contact Heather Scott, Communications Officer, at 807-343-8177,; or Eleanor Abaya, Director of Communications, at 807-343-8372,


Lee Gould has worked in a wide-variety of development and operational leadership roles across Canada. These include managing the communications and community relations efforts for Runnymede Healthcare Centre (Toronto), Executive Director for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation (Cambridge, Ontario); functioning as chief development officer for the Scarborough Hospital Foundation (Toronto); Senior Manager of Fund Development and Marketing with the Canadian Diabetes Association (Toronto); Development and Membership Services Manager with Ducks Unlimited Canada (Winnipeg and Barrie); and Manager of Chapter Development with Child Find Ontario Incorporated (Oakville, Ontario).

Some of Lee's fund development milestones include involvement with landmark community capital campaigns in Toronto and Waterloo Region to support construction of a new state-of-the-art health facilities, designing and implementing successful integrated fund development strategies which attracted new donors and increasing overall mission support for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation and the Scarborough Hospital Foundation, and building a successful grassroots chapter network for Ducks Unlimited Canada and Child Find Ontario.

Lee graduated from the University of Guelph with an HBSc. He later took a Canadian Gift Planning Course from the Canadian Association of Gift Planners in 2000, and completed a Facilitative Leadership Diploma from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2004. From 1999 to 2002, he was an instructor at Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology in Barrie, Ontario.

About Lakehead
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for innovative programs and cutting-edge research. With a main campus located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and a campus in Orillia, Ontario, Lakehead has over 7,700 students and 2,250 faculty and staff, and is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. In 2006, Research Infosource Inc. named Lakehead University Canada's Research University of the Year in the undergraduate category. For more information on Lakehead University, visit

Last updated June 04, 2010

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