During eight years as president, Dr. Mark Evered built a timeless legacy that will forever help UFV change lives and build community in the Fraser Valley.
Friday, June 23
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford BC
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Gregarious, patient, and ever-present, Dr. Evered might be remembered as a people’s president — but what he built, literally and figuratively, leaves a timeless legacy. He retires June 30, eight years after taking the helm, shortly after UFV gained university status.
Even as traditional funding models shifted beneath him, Evered invested social savviness and community capital to build with brick and mortar. He helped steer UFV’s Chilliwack campus onto the internationally acclaimed 150,000-square-foot space at Canada Education Park. UFV’s urban presence evolved with locations in Clearbrook and Chilliwack’s Five Corners. Mission’s Graphic + Digital Design program was reborn after a decade of hibernation, and students on the Abbotsford campus were finally able to call a place their own when UFV’s airy Student Union Building opened in 2015.
Mark embraces a passion for lifelong learning. Because of that, UFV’s entire community is forever better.
Best of luck to Mark and Maureen Evered during retirement. They will not be forgotten.