Senior Appointments Office of the Vice President and Provost

PDAD&C#61, 2006-07

MEMORANDUM

To: PDAD&C
From: Vivek Goel, Vice-President and Provost
Date: May 30, 2007
Re: Senior Appointments Office of the Vice-President and Provost

Deputy Provost Professor Cheryl Misak

I am pleased to announce that the Executive Committee has approved the appointment of Professor Cheryl Misak as Deputy Provost for a one-year term starting on July 1, 2007. In this role, Professor Misak will assist me and other members of the team in taking on some of the duties of the outgoing Deputy Provost, Professor Farrar, as well as assume several major projects for the portfolio.

Professor Misak has been serving this past year as the Acting Vice-President and Principal at the University of Toronto at Mississauga, and prior to that was serving as the Vice-Principal, Academic and Dean since July 1, 2003. In these roles, Professor Misak has demonstrated outstanding leadership and a significant capacity to successfully manage complex and sensitive administrative matters.

Prior to her academic administrative roles at UTM, Professor Misak was Chair of the Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts & Science from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2003, and Graduate Coordinator and Associate Chair, Department of Philosophy from 1998 - 2000.

Professor Misak received her BA from the University of Lethbridge, MA from Columbia University, and her D.Phil from the University of Oxford.  She has been a member of the University of Toronto professoriate since 1990.

Vice-Provost, Student Life - Professor Jonathan Freedman

I am also pleased to announce that the Executive Committee has approved the appointment of Professor Jonathan Freedman as Vice-Provost, Student Life starting on July 1, 2007 for a one-year term (or until the Assistant Vice-President, Student Life is appointed). This position is in addition to his role as Provostial Advisor on Tri-Campus Matters which will also commence on July 1, 2007.

Professor Freedman will assume responsibility for some of the areas within the current Vice-Provost, Students portfolio in addition to other responsibilities.

Professor Freedman has extensive experience in academic administrative roles at the University of Toronto. He came to the University as Chair of the Department of Psychology. He has also served as Director of Graduate Studies and was Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology.

In the past three years he has served as Acting Vice-Dean, Research and Graduate, Faculty of Arts and Science (2004-05), Acting Vice-Principal Academic and Dean at University of Toronto Scarborough (2005-06), and Acting Vice-President and Principal at University of Toronto Scarborough (2006-07).

Professor Freedman is a social psychologist. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his PhD from Yale University. He was an assistant and associate professor at Stanford University and a full Professor at Columbia University, prior to coming to the University of Toronto.