Dr. Mike Mahon - Iipisowaahsiiyi (Morning Star)
2010 - 2023
Dr. Michael J. (Mike) Mahon was installed as the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lethbridge in 2010 and served three terms until June of 2023. During his first term, Dr. Mahon introduced "Destination 2020", the University of Lethbridge Strategic Plan. Under this plan, he initiated the "Destination Project", a monumental construction project whereby a $260 Million investment from the Government of Alberta was secured, which resulted in the building of Science Commons, a state-of-the-art science and academic building. In his second term, Dr. Mahon helped create a successful partnership between the Blackfoot Confederacy, the Mastercard Foundation, and the U of L to develop educational opportunities and supports for Blackfoot youth with an aim to increase employment and economic development in Indigenous communities.