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Karamanos, Rigas Evangelos - 2015
Keller, Wilfred Arthur (Wilf) - 2017
Kennedy, Alex - 2014
Kennedy, Peter Hugh - 1978
Kilcher, Mark - 2003
Kilden, Marie - 1985
Kimber, Clement James - 1978
Kirk, Lawrence Eldrid - 1973
Kirkland, Kenneth John - 2002
Knott, Douglas Ronald- 1995
Knowles, Robert Patrick - 2006
Knowles, Robert Gordon - 1990
Koch, Alanna Lee - 2011
Kristjanson, Leo Friman - 1990

PortraitLeo Friman Kristjanson

Leo Kristjanson, University of Saskatchewan president, 1980-89, and long-time consultant to farmers and rural community leaders, was born February 28, 1932 in Gimli, Manitoba.

He came to Saskatchewan in 1959 as research economist at the Centre of Community Studies and over the next five years with the centre served as consultant to farm organizations, co-operatives, credit unions and governments. In 1960 he began lecturing at the University of Saskatchewan department of economics.

He moved up through university ranks to become professor and head of the department of economics and political science in 1969. He was vice-president (planning) of the university from 1975-80 and in 1980 he became president of the university. He retired in 1989.

His work for rural Saskatchewan was as a consultant on boards and projects designed to improve living conditions for farmers and their communities. He was chairman of the Saskatchewan Natural Products Marketing Council 1973-79, member of a committee to recommend restructuring of the Department of Co-operation and chairman of a provincial study of the environment. He has written extensively on co-operatives, population and rural development, marketing boards and commissions.

During his term as university president the Centre for Co-operative Studies was instituted. Since co-operatives are among the largest businesses in the province, studies in this area have proven useful for the agricultural sector as well as for business-related disciplines.

As president he helped turn the sod for the new College of Agriculture building. Leo Kristjanson is given much credit for his work in raising funds for the university share of the total cost. This facility will benefit young people from the farms of Saskatchewan for many decades to come.

"Nominated for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 1990
by the President’s Office and the College of Agriculture,
University of Saskatchewan"

 

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