The tradition of having the senior leadership of the Agricultrual College as a member of the Rotary Club was continued as Dr. David Gray Dean/Principal of the Dalhousie Agricultural Campus was formally inducted into the Rotary Club by Vice President Jim Gould (Right)  Dr. Garth Coffin (Left), former Principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College was David's sponsor.
 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Truro (Nova Scotia) David.
 
Born in Truro England, David graduated with a degree in Marine Biology from UCNW Bangor in 1993 and immediately jumped on a plane to South Africa where he spent the next 4 years completing his PhD in Zoology at Rhodes University.  Upon completion of his PhD David then took up the post of lecturer in Marine Biology at The University of the Western Cape in Cape Town and then returned to a lectureship at Rhodes University in 1998.
 
In 1997 David was awarded a research fellowship from The University of Hong Kong to investigate biological rhythms in intertidal gastropod molluscs. During his tenure he was based at The Swire Institute of Marine Science, Cape d’Aguilar, and in The Department of Ecology and Biodiversity, delivering lectures to the postgraduate school.
 
From 1999-2004 David worked at Hartpury College, an associate Faculty of The University of the West of England, first as a lecturer but latterly as Deputy Principal (Academic) and Dean of Faculty. In 2004 David moved to become Principal and Dean of The University of Derby Faculty based at The Devonshire Campus in Buxton and was awarded a personal Professorial chair in 2007.
 
In 2008 David took up the post of Director of The NAFC Marine Centre based in The Shetland Islands, a founding academic partner of The University of The Highlands & Islands Millennium Institute. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Shetland at that time.
 
David is married to Janine and they have three daughters,  Rebecca & Emma, who are twins and Bethan.  He is an talented musician who plays several instruments including the tuba.  He is also Judo enthusiast, proud Cornishman.