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Trent University is Pleased to Announce Mr. David Morton as the Incoming Chairman of the Board


From the Board of Governors’ Meeting - Friday, November 30, 2007

Trent University is pleased to announce that Mr. David Morton will be assuming the position of Chair of the Board on July 1, 2008.

Mr. Morton is a retired President & CEO of the Quaker Oats Co. A graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A.), he received his MBA at York University and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Trent University in 2002.

Mr. Morton has served on boards in the private and public sectors and currently is the Vice Chair of Entertainment and Board Member for the Peterborough Festival of Lights, Vice Chair of the Frontier College Board and a committee member for the Peter Gzowski Invitational for Literacy. Previously, Mr. Morton served as Chair of Five Counties Children Centre, Vice Chair of the Fleming College Board and Chair of the successful Breaking Ground Campaign for a new Regional Health Centre in Peterborough. He received Peterborough’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2002.

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University is renowned for striking a unique balance between outstanding teaching and leading edge research. The University is consistently recognized nationally for faculty who maintain a high level of innovative research activity and a deep commitment to the individual student. Distinguished by excellence in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences and increasingly popular professional and graduate programs, Trent is dedicated to providing its students with an exceptional world view, producing graduates who are ready to succeed and make a difference in the world.

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For more information contact:
Brittany Cadence, Communications Officer, (705) 748-1011, ext. 6185