Randall Milner: New President for Vancouver Chapter
“I have some big shoes to fill—Peter Hotz, Sam Hanson and Phil Switzer came before me and they have done a lot of great work for CFHU. If I can be seen as their equals after my term, that would be a great accomplishment,” said Randy Milner humbly when speaking of his appointment as the new president of the Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Friends of Hebrew University.
As President, Randy plans to continue to raise awareness of Hebrew University and cast Israel in a positive light in Vancouver. “Hebrew U is the focal point for Jewish intellectual horsepower and that is something we should be proud of,” he mentioned. “I am proud of what Hebrew U represents to Israel and the worldwide Jewish community.”
He is also thrilled with the connections CFHU has forged in Vancouver in the non-Jewish community. Links to the Rick Hansen Institute, UBC and the BC Cancer Foundation are a few of the impressive agencies which have ties to Hebrew U as a result of the work of Vancouver’s chapter of CFHU. Randy’s clear mission to showcase Hebrew U and help provide solid fundraising to further its important intellectual endeavours will shape his tenure as president.
Not only is he proud of what Hebrew U does on the academic side, but he also credits his year in the Overseas Program for his strong involvement in the Jewish community as an adult. Randy took a break from UBC in his third year of studies to experience Israel and learn at Hebrew University. That experience had a profound effect. “It was a fantastic experience… It was a re-ignition of interest in Israel and things Jewish.”
The mission of the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University is to develop and promote awareness, leadership and financial support for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Click here to read more.
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Randy Milner speaks of his appointment and plans as the new president of the Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Friends of Hebrew University.
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