CBU Board of Governors Approves Contract for Incoming President & Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall

Cape Breton University (CBU) approved a five-year employment contract for incoming President & Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall.

 “The CBU Board of Governors is very pleased to have reached an agreement with Mr. Dingwall.  The terms of the contract reflect a fair and competitive compensation package in keeping within the parameters for executive compensation as outlined in the MOU with the Province of Nova Scotia. Within the post-secondary education sector, the agreement is comparable to similar institutions and has allowed CBU to attract an executive of Mr. Dingwall’s calibre while being financially responsible,” says Robert Sampson, Chairman, CBU Board of Governors.

 Highlights of the agreement include:

  • Five-year commitment, with renewal option upon mutual agreement
  • $290,000 per annum, including regular employee benefits
  • Provision for 12-month presidential leave
  • Post-presidential teaching term for up to three years

 “The post-presidential teaching term fits well with Mr. Dingwall’s experience as an Instructor at Cape Breton University, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University and a Guest Speaker at Dalhousie University.  This will enhance the learning environment for CBU students and build on the teaching excellence at Cape Breton University,” says Sampson.

 Mr. Dingwall officially assumes the role of President & Vice-Chancellor on March 31, 2018.