Advisory Search Committee for a Vice Provost Planning and Budget

PDAD&C #15, 2002-2003


TO:   Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
All Faculty
Presidents, APUS, GSU and SAC
Professional and Managerial Staff
FROM:   Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost
DATE:   October 2, 2002
RE:   Advisory Search Committee for a Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget

I am seeking your assistance in searching for a candidate for the position of Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget, effective July 1, 2003. I hope to make an appointment by the end of the first term. The appointment is an extremely important one to the effective functioning of the University. I will greatly appreciate your thoughtful help in identifying members of our community who would be excellent in this role.

Below you will find a description of the position and a call for nominations. Please do take a few minutes to think about who would be suitable and to forward your suggestions. I will also welcome expressions of personal interest in the position.

Also listed below is the membership of the Advisory Search Committee established to aid me in making this appointment.

Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget

The Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget is a senior academic administrator reporting directly to the Vice-President and Provost. He or she will have responsibility for providing counsel and advice to the Provost on issues related to the Planning and Budget portfolio, including development of budgets and budget policy, for approving Campaign prospect proposals and Campaign donation agreements, providing budgetary and campaign information to Deans and providing leadership to the Planning and Budget Office. The Office provides institutional research support to the Provost and other Vice-Presidential portfolios, in particular, that of the Vice-President, Government and Institutional Relations. The activities of the Office include enrolment planning, monitoring and modelling; preparing tuition fee schedules for University Governance approval and modelling tuition income; producing long-range budget guidelines and projections; updating the guidelines and assumptions and producing the annual Budget Report; rolling out the budgets to Divisions; maintaining data on student financial aid; and participating in institutional data exchanges. The Vice-Provost, Planning Budget is an assessor to the Planning and Budget Committee and the Academic and Business Boards of Governing Council.

The Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget is a key member of the Provost's executive team. She or he will be expected to provide leadership and vision on high priority issues, such as enrolment plans, tuition fee schedules, long-range budget guidelines, budget reports, allocations from the special operating funds and the resource implications of new program offerings.

This is a particularly challenging and exciting time for this portfolio as the University embarks on a new academic planning cycle. The Vice-Provost, Planning and Budget must have strong analytical skills and demonstrated management abilities. The position is well suited to a creative, energetic and accomplished academic administrator.

If you have views about the position that you would like to relay to the Committee or if you would like to suggest names for the Advisory Committee to consider, please communicate these no later than October 21st, 2002 to the secretary of the committee, Mary McGee, at 27 King's College Circle, Rm. 225 or by e-mail to

Membership of Advisory Search Committee:

  • Professor Shirley Neuman, Vice-President & Provost (Chair)
  • Professor Carl Amrhein, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Ms Sheila Brown, Controller and Director of Financial Services
  • Mr. Ken Burke, Chief Administrative Officer, OISE/UT
  • Mr. Christopher Collins, President, Graduate Students' Union
  • Professor David Cook, Principal, Victoria College
  • Professor Raymond Cummins, Department of Biology, University of Toronto at Mississauga and Chair, Academic Board
  • Mr. Martin England, Assistant Vice-Provost, Strategic Planning
  • Ms Ranjini Ghosh, President, Arts and Science Students' Union
  • Professor Paul Gooch, President, Victoria University
  • Professor Susan Horton, Chair, Division of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough and Vice-Chair, Planning and Budget Committee
  • Mr. Josh Hunter, Student Member, Academic Board
  • Professor Brad Inwood, Chair, Department of Classics
  • Mr. Rocco Kusi-Achampong, President, Students' Administrative Council
  • Ms Catherine Lewis, Chief Administrative Officer, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
  • Ms Carol Moore, Chief Librarian, University of Toronto Library
  • Professor David Naylor, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
  • Professor Doug Reeve, Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
  • Ms Mary McGee, Assistant Provost (Secretary)