Head and shoulders image of A.C. (Colb) McEown, first Vice-President (Acad), University of Saskatchewan.
Bio/historical note: Alpheus Colborne (Colb) McEown became Assistant to the President in 1949. As the President's senior administrative officer, McEown's was responsible for the general administration and finances of the University including academic and fiscal planning, budgeting and buildings and grounds. In 1961 McEown became the University's first V.P. (Acad). This change reflected an administrative change rather than a functional one. He had functioned as the President's senior administrative officer and defacto V-P since 1949 when he was appointed Assistant to the President. McEown's primary duties were the general administration and finances of the University and included academic and fiscal planning, budgeting and buildings and grounds. He also acted as secretary of the Board of Governors. In 1968, McEown was appointed Vice-President (University) as part of the re-organization that resulted from the ammendments of the University Act. Shortly after his appointment , McEown announced his resignation but died before leaving the position.