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Office of the President

President Alan Davis

Dr. Alan Davis, President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Alan Davis was appointed President of Kwantlen Polytechnic University September 1, 2012. A native of Reading, England, Dr. Davis studied Chemistry at University College London, and at Simon Fraser University, where he was awarded his PhD in Chemistry in 1980.

He held leadership positions at institutions in the United States and Canada, including roles at the British Columbia Open University, Athabasca University, Niagara College and Vancouver Community College. From 2008-2012 he served as President of Empire State College at the State University of New York.

Dr. Davis is a member of the Advisory Board of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and has served on various committees and commissions in the US and Canada. He is past President and a Distinguished Member of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and is on the Board of the Collaboration for Online Higher Education Research.

Aside from his academic contributions through teaching and scholarship, Dr. Davis is also a published playwright