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Kruyt, Peter
PK1 · Person · [19-]-

Peter Kruyt graduated from Concordia University in 1978. As President of Power Technology Investment Corporation, Kruyt served on the Concordia Board of Governors since 2000 as representative of the community-at-large before being elected Vice-Chair in 2003 and appointed Chair on June 8 2005 for a one-year term ending June 30, 2006. Kruyt was subsequently reappointed Chair until he stepped down in 2012.

  • At the June 12, 2012 Board of Governors meeting Kruyt was presented with a memory book of photographs documenting his 7-years as Chair.
  • Along with other Concordia representatives, Kruyt was part of the Team Canada Mission, a Canadian delegation that traveled to China in February 2001 to create new partnerships opportunities.
  • Kruyt chaired the 1999-2000 Annual Giving program that raised $1.26 million for Concordia. He had previously been a special gifts canvasser for the 1998-1999 Campaign for a New Millennium.
Groome, Reginald K.
RG1 · Person · 1928-1999

Reginald K. Groome held a Concordia Board of Governors seat as representative of the community-at-large from 1980-86, when he was elected and served as Vice-Chair until 1991. After retiring as President of Hilton Canada Inc. in 1990, Groome was elected Chair of the Board of Governors in September 1992, a role maintained until 1999. Groome chaired the Search Committee for a Rector in 1994 and 1999. He died on September 20, 1999, in his seventh year as Chair of the Board of Governors. A memorial for Groome was held at the Loyola Chapel on November 17, 1999.

  • Groome received the Order of Canada in 1980.
  • In 1991 Groome was appointed Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Revision of the Composition, Rules and Procedures of Evaluation Committees and Advisory Search Committees. The Committee (often referred to as the Groome Committee) produced a report in December 1992 that was widely regarded as a significant step toward demonstrating transparency from the University in that it presented shortlisted candidates to the internal community before candidates were finalized by the Board.
  • On November 13 1992, Groome was invited as a keynote speaker at the Commerce and Administration Awards of Distinction Luncheon.
  • In 1996 Groome received the award of the Bronze Wolf from the King of Sweden. The award is considered the highest honour given by international scouting, an organization for which Groome volunteered for many years and from which Groome received his first scouting award -the Boy Scouts of Canada’s Silver Acorn- in 1964.