Extension of President Naylor’s Term

PDADC#57, 2009-10


Memorandum to:     Governing Council
Academic Board
Business Board
University Affairs Board
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
Professionals, Managers and Confidential Staff
President of UTFA
Presidents of Employee Unions
Presidents of APUS, GSU, SAC and SCSU
President of UTAA
From: John F. (Jack) Petch
Chair, Governing Council
Date: January 22, 2009
Re: Extension of President Naylor’s Term

I am very pleased to announce that, at its meeting this afternoon, the Governing Council approved the extension of President David Naylor’s term for three years, from July 1, 2010 continuing to June 30, 2013, with an option of a further extension of up to two years.

Since November, the Executive Committee of Council has been engaged in a review, seeking input from groups and individuals both within and outside of the University. There was clear and strong support from a range of constituencies for President Naylor continuing in his role. Accordingly, I asked him to consider an extension and accepted his proposal of three years, with an option for up to an additional two. We are enormously gratified that President Naylor has agreed to serve and look forward to working with him in the coming years.

President Naylor became our University’s 15th president in October, 2005. Prior to that appointment, he was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Healthcare Institutions, a post he had held since 1999. A member of the University of Toronto faculty since 1988, President Naylor received his MD from the U of T and D. Phil. from Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar in the Department of Social and Administrative Studies.

President Naylor has received numerous national and international awards for research and academic leadership. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the co-author of approximately 300 scholarly publications. His academic work spans social history, public policy, epidemiology and biostatistics, and health economics, as well as clinical and health services research in most fields of medicine.

Please join me in congratulating President Naylor.