Ian R. Haslam Named Dean at New FDU-Vancouver Campus
Teaneck, NJ (February 1, 2007) — Canadian citizen Ian R. Haslam has been named dean of the new Vancouver, British Columbia, campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Haslam holds a doctorate in education, as well as master’s degrees in both business administration and sport.
He comes to FDU-Vancouver from Los Angeles where he has been Dean of Health Sciences and Athletics at El Camino College. Previously Haslam was Director of the School of Health Promotion and Human Performance at Eastern Michigan University.
His ten-year appointment (1992-2002) with the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore included both academic leadership and administrative experience. Haslam’s office helped identify and facilitate alliances, partnerships and business opportunities across Singapore and the south East Asia region.
Haslam has held tenured faculty positions in the schools of education at the University of Western Ontario and Brock University, and at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan.
FDU President J. Michael Adams said, “Ian Haslam has decades of experience in academic leadership. During that time, he built an impressive record of successful partnerships linking the community and the professions to the academic world. These qualities, coupled with his exposure to culturally diverse settings, make him an excellent leader for the FDU-Vancouver Campus.”
Haslam said, “It is an honor and a privilege to be part of the FDU global education mission. I would like to ensure that the FDU-Vancouver campus lives up to its mandate of educating the world citizen. This can only be achieved if we prepare our students for success both in and out of the classroom. My children were born in Canada and went to school in Singapore and in my view they learned as much about diversity in the playground and at recess as they did in the classroom. The challenge is to bring the world to the classroom and make a classroom of the world.”
Originally from the United Kingdom, Haslam earned his undergraduate degree (BEdHons) at Keele University and Madeley College of Education in England. His first master’s degree (MA) was from the University of Alberta and his MBA was earned at the University of Birmingham in the UK. Haslam graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a doctor of education (EdD) degree in curriculum and instruction.
He and his wife Diane, an international fitness educator, have three children — Stuart, Stephanie and Chris, a professional skateboarder from Richmond, Canada.
In May of 2006, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the largest private university in New Jersey, received approval from the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education to offer degree programs and operate as a university in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The new FDU-Vancouver campus will initially offer a B.S. in business management with dual concentrations in international business and accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, information technology or marketing, and a B.S. in information technology with a concentration in business administration. Both degrees will be U.S. degrees approved by the State of New Jersey Commission on Higher Education. The Vancouver campus will also offer summer study opportunities to students who want to make their summer productive and exhilarating. Learn more at http://www.fdu.edu/vancouver. Adams said, “FDU-Vancouver will be an important part of the University’s global mission and will greatly extend the University’s reach and reputation.”
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