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World Leisure names Canadian professor as first female chair

World Leisure names Canadian professor as first female chair
March 3, 2020

The World Leisure Organisation has appointed its first woman Chair - Canadian Professor Joanne Schroeder, along with a newly elected Vice-chair and its re-elected Treasurer.

Following an open call for expressions of interest for the positions of Chair, Vice-chair and Treasurer, the World Leisure Organisation Board of Directors has now elected the organisation’s officers for the term from 2020 to 2022.

As a result, Joanne Schroeder, Professor at the Department Recreation and Tourism at the World Leisure Centre of Excellence (WLCE) at Vancouver Island University in Canada’s British Columbia was appointed as the body’s first woman chair.

Professor Schroeder is a WLO Board member and occupied the Vice-Chair position during the past two-year term.

In addition, Dr. Lawal Marafa, Professor and Director of the Master of Social Science in Sustainable Tourism of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and also a WLO Board member, has been elected Vice-chair for the next three years while Yvonne Klerks, Lecturer and Coordinator of International Relations at the Academy for Leisure & Events of Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherland (also a WLCE), has been re-elected for a new term as WLO Treasurer.

For more information go www.worldleisure.org

Image of Professor Joanne Schroeder courtesy of the World Leisure Organisation.

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