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Source: University of Northern British Columbia

Installation Ceremony Planned for New UNBC President

October 19, 2006

Dr. Don
Cozzetto will be officially installed as UNBC’s fourth president during an
official installation ceremony on Saturday, October 28. The event will be
held in the Prince George Civic Centre starting at 2pm and feature all of
the colour and tradition that has become characteristic of UNBC ceremonies.

During the ceremony, Dr. Cozzetto will recite an Oath of Office and be robed
with a gown and hat decorated in green and gold, UNBC’s official colours.
Representatives from First Nations, northern communities, and Government
will bring official greetings, as will colleges and universities from BC and
across Canada. In fact, 24 institutions are sending representatives while
another 30 have sent official greetings that will be acknowledged from the
stage. A highlight of the event will be the President’s Inaugural Address,
during which he will outline his vision for UNBC and its opportunities in
the future.

Dr. Cozzetto came to UNBC from South Dakota, where he had been
Vice-President Academic and Provost at Northern State University, in
addition to serving as Interim President for one year. While he had spent
the past 18 years of his career in the United States, his roots are in
British Columbia and the North. Dr. Cozzetto was born in Rossland and worked
for a decade in the Yukon and Northwest Territories. The theme of his
presidency is embracing change in ways that promote excellence and he is
eager to expand UNBC’s regional and research connections, promote Athletics,
strengthen the University’s academic programming, and attract more students.

Dr. Cozzetto has moved to Prince George with his wife, Pat, and their son,

Both the public and the media are welcome to attend the Installation
Ceremony. A media table will be available.

Past UNBC Presidents
Geoffrey R. Weller 1991-1995
K. George Pedersen Summer 1995
Charles J. Jago 1995-2006

Rob van Adrichem, Director of Media and Public Relations, UNBC -



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