39 Changes to Division of University of Advancement

PDAD&C#39, 2005-06


From: Rivi Frankle, Interim Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer
Date: November 16, 2005
Re: Changes to Division of University Advancement (DUA)


As a result of my recent appointment as Interim Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer I am pleased to announce that I have implemented a number of changes in the responsibilities of the senior leadership team of the Division coinciding with my term to ensure that all areas of our operation have the appropriate senior level of oversight.

Effective immediately:

  • Avon MacFarlane will continue in her role as Acting Assistant Vice-President. In December, I propose to seek Governing Council approval for her appointment as Interim Assistant Vice-President, University Advancement. In addition to her current roles overseeing Major Gifts, Gift Planning, Donor Relations, Donor Recognition, Stewardship, and Research, she will also provide leadership to Annual Giving programs. Avon will also serve as my designate as required.
  • Barbara Dick will assume the role of Executive Director Alumni Affairs, Administration and Special Assistant to the Interim Vice-President. Barbara will provide strategic oversight of the Division’s administrative operations while continuing to provide leadership and support in planning and accountability initiatives. Barbara will take on my former role in providing senior leadership to the alumni affairs portfolio until longer term decisions are made in light of the consultant’s report on alumni affairs. 
  • Tad Brown will continue to provide legal, business and strategic advice to both the Divisions of Advancement and Business Affairs. His revised title will be Counsel, Business Affairs and Advancement. Tad will also assume increased responsibility for international advancement activities as both Vice-President, University of Toronto Hong Kong Foundation as well as Vice-President, Associates of the University of Toronto Inc.
  • Hal Koblin will play a critical role in the planning and execution of the next campaign in his capacity as Senior Advancement Strategist. He will continue to work closely with the President and Vice-Presidents, Principals and Deans, and central and constituency advancement staff on strategic planning as well as on the execution of key projects and priorities.

With the President, we are continuing to assess the Public Affairs/Communications functions of the University. In the interim, the department of Public Affairs/Communications will continue to report to me.