Royal Roads mourns the death of board member Sandy Gray

The Royal Roads University community mourns the death of Board of Governors member Sandy Gray, who died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

“Royal Roads University has lost a true champion, a trusted advisor and a great friend. Sandy’s contributions to the university’s governance were of tremendous value and we will miss him greatly,” says President and Vice-Chancellor Allan Cahoon. “Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with Sandy’s family as we mourn with them.”

A member of the university’s board since November 2013, Gray brought extensive leadership experience in managing local governments to his role of governor. Gray served as the chief administrative officer for the City of Courtenay and in senior management positions with local governments on Vancouver Island, including the City of Nanaimo and the Township of Esquimalt. He received the Distinguished Membership Award from the Local Government Management Association and from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators. He was one of six recipients from B.C. who received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition for outstanding leadership in Canadian local government.

“Sandy was a highly respected and valued member of the board whose expertise and insights were invaluable,” says Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Governors Wayne Strandlund. “His family has our greatest sympathy.”