Harold Kalke has been appointed chair of UBC's Board of Governors for a one-year term starting Sept. 1.
"I'm excited about the board working with Dr. Piper as we finalize and implement the university's vision," says Kalke. "I'm particularly pleased that building UBC's connection with the community is a key objective."
Kalke takes over as chair from Shirley Chan, who served for two years and will continue as a board member. Kalke has been vice-chair since 1997.
A board member since 1994, Kalke is the president and owner of Kalico Developments Ltd., a real estate development and investment company.
Kalke received a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta and a master's in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
His real estate development projects are widely acclaimed as being critical elements in the re-establishment of neighborhood and have won community and heritage awards.
In 1994 his development at 2211 W. 4th Ave., the site of Capers, won the Ethics in Action Award sponsored by VanCity Savings and the Workplace Ministry Society.
Kalke is active in a variety of community-based organizations with a focus on neighborhood, urban planning and development issues.
See also, UBC's Board of Governors.