Judith Wolfson – Re- Appointment as Vice-President, University Relations

PDAD&C#69, 2012-13

To:  Members of the Governing Council
Members of the Academic Board
Members of the Business Board
Members of the University Affairs Board
Members of the College of Electors
Principals, Deans, Academic Directors, and Chairs
Professionals, Managers, and Confidential Staff
President of UTFA
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Presidents of APUS, GSU, UTSU, UTMSU and SCSU 
From:      David Naylor, President
Date:  June 27, 2013
Re:  Judith Wolfson - Re- Appointment as Vice-President, University Relations 

I am very pleased to announce the extension of Judith Wolfson's term as Vice-President, University Relations at the University of Toronto, beginning January 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015. This re-appointment was reviewed in detail with President-designate Meric Gertler as part of our ongoing transition planning, and endorsed at today's meeting of the Governing Council.

Ms Wolfson was first appointed to the newly created position of Vice-President, University Relations in July 2006. As Vice-President University Relations, Ms. Wolfson works across the entire University in support of positive relationships with governments, other public sector institutions, international partners, private sector and community partners, and the University's broad range of stakeholders. Her portfolio currently includes three key areas: Government, Institutional and Community Relations, International Relations, and Strategic Communications.

A double graduate of the University in Law and Social Work, Ms Wolfson brought with her substantial experience and a strong record of success as a senior executive in both the private and public sectors. Over the last seven years her leadership and the work undertaken by her team have brought great benefit to the University community on all three campuses and in our partner institutions. We are indeed very fortunate that Ms Wolfson has agreed to extend her term so as to facilitate a smooth transition for President Gertler's administration.