UBCO's new management dean to expand international connections

August 27, 2012

Set to take up his new position as dean of the Faculty of Management at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus in October, Roger Sugden is the founding coordinator of a European Commission initiative that led to a multinational joint venture among business schools in England, the US, and Italy. He sees similar potential for UBCO to expand its local and international connections. That said, Sugden says his first priority is to listen to his new colleagues to find ways to boost the reputation of a relatively new faculty. "I am not going in there with a blueprint," Sugden says. "What I am looking to do is open up the conversations and to explore ways of contributing to a vibrant campus and a vibrant region and, therefore, to the world more widely." Globe and Mail