Reappointment of Professor Mark McGowan as Principal of St Michael's College

PDAD&C #51, 2006-07

MEMORANDUM

To:
 PDAD&C
From:  Richard Alway, President, University of St. Michael’s College
Date:  April 5, 2007
Subject: Re-appointment of Professor Mark McGowan as Principal of St. Michael's College and appointment of Professor Yves Roberge as Acting Principal



At its meeting on March 28, 2007, the Collegium of the University of St. Michael’s College re-appointed Professor Mark McGowan to serve an additional three-year term, from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2011 as Principal of St. Michael’s College.

As President of the USMC, I recommended the reappointment after receiving the report of a review committee struck in anticipation of the end of Professor McGowan's first term as Principal. Professor McGowan is Director of the Christianity and Culture Programme and is a member of the Department of History of the University of Toronto.

Professor McGowan has fostered the continued growth of St. Michael's unique undergraduate programmes. He has led important new initiatives, helping found our Book and Media Studies Programme and spearheading St. Michael's partnership in the U of T's Concurrent Teacher Education Programme.

At the same meeting, the Collegium ratified my appointment of Professor Yves Roberge to serve as Acting Principal from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008. Professor McGowan will be on administrative leave during that time.

Professor Roberge is a Fellow of St. Michael's and a member of the Department of French of the University of Toronto. He is an outstanding scholar and teacher, who has held numerous administrative positions in the Faculty of Arts and Science and in the Department of French.

I am delighted that the Collegium has reappointed Professor McGowan and I am grateful to Professor Roberge for taking on this responsibility in service to St. Michael's.