Spoulos to take over associate VP role

The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors recently approved the appointment of alumnus Douglas (Doug) Spoulos, CA, (BMgt '87) as the new Associate Vice-President (Finance).

Spoulos follows Karen Clearwater, CA, who is retiring as the Associate Vice-President (Financial Planning) after a 24-year career at the U of L.

"We are very pleased to have Doug back at the University and in the community," says Nancy Walker, the U of L's Vice-President, Finance and Administration.

"As a former Lethbridge resident, a U of L graduate and also as a former employee, he knows our University environment well, and also brings a wealth of knowledge from his public and private sector experiences."

Spoulos, a Charted Accountant since 1992, was most recently the Vice-President, Finance and Administration at Sigma Explorations Inc., a Calgary-based geophysical data service provider with five business divisions.

He has significant additional experience working with national and international publicly–traded manufacturing firms, previous experience at the University of Lethbridge as the Manager, Research and Trust funds, and with the local KPMG office as a Chartered Accountant, Auditor and Manager.

Spoulos says he is looking forward to returning to Lethbridge for a variety of reasons, in addition to the position at the U of L.

"I was born and raised in Lethbridge and all my family still lives there. My wife, Bev, is also from Lethbridge. Our son is currently attending the
U of L, and our two daughters are just entering junior high. I really enjoyed my first time at the U of L - it has a great atmosphere and great people."

Spoulos begins his new position on April 11, 2011. Clearwater will be retiring from her position on June 30, 2011 but will remain at the University until the end of the year as the project manager of the Student Recruitment and Retention Project.