At a special reception this spring, Lakehead President Brian Stevenson thanked Dr. Arthur Mauro for serving as the University's seventh chancellor from 2010 to 2012.
Dr. Mauro, a respected philanthropist, lawyer, businessman, and Officer of the Order of Canada, played a leadership role in establishing Lakehead's Faculty of Law and has made both the University and Northwestern Ontario better places through his dedicated service.
When Dr. Mauro was first announced as chancellor, he explained that "I am proud not only to support Lakehead in this capacity but also to represent its character and the excellence it embodies."
Dr. Mauro grew up on Secord Street in Thunder Bay and went to high school at the Port Arthur Collegiate Institute which is now the home of the Faculty of Law. He was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1953 and practiced transportation and communication law until 1969. He then moved into the public and business sectors in positions such as chairman of the Royal Commission on Northern Transportation and president, CEO, and chairman of the Investors Group.
Acting as chancellor was not Dr. Mauro's first association with Lakehead. He received an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree in 1997 and in 2007 he created the Arthur Mauro Challenge to successfully raise $300,000 for the construction of Lakehead's Advanced Technology and Academic Centre (ATAC). Dr. Arthur Mauro's lasting contributions to Lakehead University will never be forgotten.