Stephen Dooley became the second executive director of the SFU Surrey campus in November 2013. Prior to joining the team at SFU, he worked at Kwantlen Polytechnic University for more than 20 years, where he was the founder of the Centre For Interdisciplinary Research: Community Learning and Engagement (CIR:CLE). Steve has a strong commitment to the development of community-campus partnerships.
As SFU Surrey campus director, Steve sits at a number of community partnership tables, including the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition (co-chair), and the Local Immigration Partnership. Steve is also the board chair at the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT). He remains active in community-based research projects and was the lead for a study of refugee settlement and integration with the City of Surrey.