Surrey: George Melville, chairman and owner of Boston Pizza International, has been appointed the next chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU).

George will assume the position in October The long-time Lower Mainland resident and inductee into the B.C. Business Hall of Fame was nominated by KPU’s alumni association and appointed by the university’s board of governors for his professional and philanthropic achievements.

“My connection to Kwantlen Polytechnic University goes back over 25 years and includes roles as a KPU parent, a KPU board member and, most recently, an honorary KPU degree recipient,” said Dr. Melville. “I am very pleased to take on this new opportunity as chancellor and look forward to representing the students, the faculty, the staff and the community supporters of KPU in the years ahead.”