U of L president to speak at SACPA
The University of Lethbridge is now home to more than 8,400 students, including graduate students, at its campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary. But it wasn’t always that way. Today, at the regular weekly SACPA session at Country Kitchen Catering, U of L president Mike Mahon will discuss how the postsecondary institution has grown in its 50 years.
The U of L began at Lethbridge College in 1967 with 825 undergraduate students. At its 25th anniversary, they had almost 4,300 students at the westside campus.
Founded on the principals of a liberal education, U of L still aspires to that ideal. The U of L is also now a global institution, with students from more than 80 countries.
Mahon became president and vicechancellor in 2010, and was reappointed for a second term beginning July 1, 2015.
He will outline how some key project decisions made in the past has affected U of L, and also speculate on what the future holds in the context of shrinking operational funding notwithstanding the Alberta government’s $260-million investment in U of L’s new science building.
SACPA runs today from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Country Kitchen Catering.