Professor Carl Amrhein Appointed Vice President Academic and Provost of the University of Alberta

PDAD&C #45, 2002-2003


TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni of the Faculty of Arts and Science
FROM:   Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   March 14, 2003
RE:   Professor Carl Amrhein Appointed Vice-President (Academic) and Provost of the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta announced earlier today that Professor Carl Amrhein has been appointed Vice-President (Academic) and Provost of the University. The news of Professor Amrhein's appointment will also be posted on the U of T home page later today. Professor Amrhein will take up his position at the University of Alberta on September 1, 2003, but will be stepping down as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto on April 30, 2003.

Professor Amrhein has been an exceptional citizen of the University of Toronto. He first joined the University in 1986 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and rose quickly through the ranks to become Chair of the Department in 1993. In 1992 he began his on-going service to the larger University when he became a member of both the Academic Board of the Governing Council and the Planning and Budget Committee of the Academic Board. In 1997, Professor Amrhein was appointed Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He has provided the Faculty with excellent leadership during difficult and exciting times and the Faculty is stronger for it. During his deanship, the Faculty has recruited excellent faculty and students, has strengthened its undergraduate program, has grown its endowment to over $100 million and has raised over $10 million in endowed student aid. He has earned the highest respect of the chairs, colleagues, students, and staff in the Faculty as well as of colleagues throughout the University and the senior administration for his strong leadership, but especially for his loyalty to the University and for the integrity he brings to all he does. He will be sorely missed.

The offer by the University of Alberta to Professor Amrhein to be their Vice-President (Academic) and Provost is indicative of the high esteem that he is held in the Canadian scholarly community. Please join me in extending our very best wishes to Carl as he embarks on this exciting challenge!