Fred Fountain will serve as the sixth chancellor of Dalhousie University.
Fountain, a 1974 graduate of Dalhousie’s law school, served has a member of the university’s board of governor from 1990 to 1999.
A founding partner of a Nova Scotia law firm, Fountain has been actively involved on community organization boards and chaired a $44 million capital campaign for the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation. Nationally, he served on the board of the National Gallery of Canada.
Fountain will be formally installed in the position during convocation on May 20.