News Release Archive

A professor at Acadia University's School of Recreation and
Physical Education, Dr. Bill White, has been appointed the new
executive director of the Nova Scotia Sport and Recreation
Commission.  The announcement was made today by Eleanor Norrie, 
Minister responsible for the Sport and Recreation Commission. 

"Bill White's experience in both the field of sport and in the
field of recreation management will be valuable in leading the
Sport and Recreation Commission in a new direction,"  the
minister said.

The minister cited Dr. White's own record as an accomplished
athlete and his involvement in many sport organizations as a
coach, official and advisor as being important assets for his new

"Dr. White is well known to the sport and recreation community
and has been an innovative leader," said Mrs. Norrie, adding "I
am very pleased that he will be joining the commission."

The new executive director of the commission will be carrying out
recommendations of a recent management audit.  His appointment is
effective February 1, 1995.

He has taught at Acadia's School of Recreation and Physical
Education for more than 20 years.  Since 1979, he has been an
associate professor of recreation management.  Dr. White also
served as the dean of the Faculty of Management and Education, as
well as director of continuing education.  Early in his career,
Dr. White was a consultant in health, physical education and
recreation for Nova Scotia's Department of Education.  He also
established the first physical education teacher training program
in Nova Scotia at Nova Scotia Teacher's College.
He holds a doctorate in Leisure Service Administration and a Physical Education Administration, both from Boston
University.  He is also a graduate of Acadia's B.Ed. program and
holds a B. Comm. from Dalhousie University.
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