Help Us Say ‘See You Later’ to Roly

It’s with pride and sadness that we announce our Executive Director, Roly Webster has taken on an exciting new role as the Director of Athletics at the University of Waterloo.

Roly has been with Wilfrid Laurier University for more than 19 years in various roles, including Athletics, Alumni, the Students’ Union and as an undergraduate student. It would be difficult to pinpoint an area of student life that Roly hasn’t impacted.

“We’re so excited for Roly to take on this dream job,” said Sam Lambert, Students’ Union President & CEO. “In our short time together he’s become a great friend, and he will be missed throughout our organization.”

Roly will oversee the Department of Athletics and Recreation, which includes more than 600 student-athletes and 80 coaches on 32 varsity teams. Another 200 recreational programs bring 30,000 students to Waterloo’s facilities each term.

“It is an absolute honour to be joining one of world’s most renowned universities and I look forward to working with all of the tremendous staff and students at Waterloo,” said Webster. “The University has an outstanding athletics program that enriches the student experience and provides a great foundation to build on. Whether it’s one of the varsity programs competing for a national championship or a student engaging in recreational programming, I intend to ensure we achieve excellence in all aspects of the department.”

Roly starts his exciting new role on September 8. Best of luck, Roly!

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