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Silver Reappointed as U of W Chancellor

June 19, 2012 6:48 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

Bob Silver (HANDOUT)

Local businessman Bob Silver has been reappointed to serve as chancellor of the University of Winnipeg effective July 1.

Silver, president of Western Glove Works, co-owner of the Warehouse One retail chain, and co-owner of the Winnipeg Free Press and Brandon Sun, was first selected to serve as the U of W’s 7th chancellor in June 2009.

The position of chancellor is a volunteer, renewable three-year term. Primary responsibilities include participating in convocations and conferring degrees, participating in meetings of the board of regents, senate, and committees, as well as assisting with government relations and promotion of the university.