Changes in the Provost's Office

PDAD&C #34, 2002-2003


TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
Professional/Managerial Staff
FROM:   Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   January 8, 2003
RE:   Changes in the Provost's Office

Since taking up the position of Provost at the University of Toronto, I have become acutely aware of the need for the assistance of a Deputy Provost, and I am writing to let you know that I will be recommending to Governing Council that a Deputy Provost be appointed.

As you know, Mary McGee has taken a secondment in the Government Research Infrastructure Program (GRIP) division of the Office of the Vice-President Research and Associate Provost, effective January 1, 2003. We will also be transferring to the Faculty of Arts and Science the administrative support on employment and immigration issues for faculty hired by the University of Toronto. Effective February 1, 2003, Rachel Kasimer will be moving to the Faculty of Arts and Science to continue her duties in this area and to take on additional HR work for the Faculty, where she will be University Employment and Immigration and Academic HR Officer. I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Ms McGee and Ms Kasimer for their valuable contributions to the Provost's office over the years. Please join me in wishing them the best as they take on their new positions.

In light of the vacancies in the Provost's office, I have re-evaluated the administrative positions in my office and have re-structured the positions Mary and Rachel occupied to create the following two new positions: 1) Assistant Provost and Special Assistant to the Provost and 2) Executive Assistant to the Deputy Provost. Advertisements for these positions will be posted this week. During the interim period, I have appointed Lesley Lewis as Interim Assistant Provost and the Assistant Vice-Provosts Lynn Snowden and Carol Robb will be sharing responsibility for the Professional Faculties in Lesley's portfolio.