President’s Advisory Committee on the Appointment of a Vice-President, Communications

PDADC #36, 2014-15

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, SCSU, UTMSU and UTSU 
From:      Professor Meric Gertler, President 
Date:  October 29, 2014
Re:  President’s Advisory Committee on the Appointment of a Vice-President, Communications

As I announced on September 19, 2014, following an extensive review of institutional communications and based on a key recommendation of that review, I am moving forward with an appointment of a Vice-President, Communications. For further information about the mandate of the Vice-President please refer to PDAD&C#22, 2014-15.

Following a call for nominations, I am pleased to announce that the membership of the Advisory Committee, which I will chair, is as follows:

Professor David Cameron, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science
Ms Aislin Flynn, Undergraduate student, Faculty of Arts and Science
Mr. Paul Fraumeni, Director, Research Communications, Office of the Vice-President, Research and Innovation
Professor Nick Koudas, Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough
Ms Nancy Lee, Alumni member of the Governing Council
Professor Ron Levi, Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Science, and Director, Academic Programs, Munk School of Global Affairs
Professor Jill Matus, Vice-Provost, Students and First-Entry Divisions
Professor Faye Mishna, Dean, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
Professor Doug Reeve, Department of Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
Mr. Mark Rowswell, Lieutenant Governor-in-Council member of the Governing Council
Professor Deep Saini, Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Mississauga
Professor Catharine Whiteside, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-Provost, Relations with Healthcare Institutions

Following a formal Request for Proposals and a rigorous selection process, I have engaged the firm of Caldwell Partners to assist the Advisory Committee in its work.

A call for nominations for potential candidates for Vice-President, Communications will follow in due course.

Questions should be directed to the Secretary, Mr. Louis Charpentier at or to Ms Heather Ring, Partner, Caldwell Partners, at