Linamar chief executive Linda Hasenfratz, a familiar name to Guelph, was named on Thursday as the new chancellor of Western University, a London institution she is an alumna of.
“I am incredibly honoured to be appointed to this role,” Hasenfratz said in a press release from the university. She is also a member of the Ivey Business School Advisory Board and “has long been a keen supporter of Western.”
The CEO “brings a wealth of international experience and a dynamic, energetic style of leadership to Western that will benefit the University at home and on the world stage,” the release added.
She will “preside at convocation ceremonies to admit candidates to degrees, diplomas and certificates”, as well as serves as “an ex-officio voting member of the Board of Governors, University Senate and certain committees of both governing bodies.“