Andrew Petter brings to the presidency of SFU a life-long commitment to education and extensive experience as a university teacher, constitutional scholar and academic administrator. Petter recently completed a term as longest serving dean of the University of Victoria’s highly regarded Faculty of Law where he oversaw establishment of an innovative new graduate law program, pioneered significant Aboriginal initiatives, and secured funding for major facilities upgrades. Petter was born (1953) and raised in Victoria (Oak Bay). His family moved to Nelson, where he graduated from L.V. Rogers secondary school as class valedictorian.