Vice-Presidential Appointments

PDAD&C#50, 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:  December 12, 2014 
Re:  Vice-Presidential Appointments

I am pleased to announce that at its meeting yesterday evening the Governing Council approved the following appointments:

• Re-appointment of Mr. David Palmer as Vice-President, Advancement for a five-year term, effective January 1, 2015 and continuing until December 31, 2019.  

• Appointment of Ms Judith Wolfson in the newly created role of Vice-President, International, Government and Institutional Relations, effective January 1, 2015 for an 18-month term ending on June 30, 2016. 

• Extension of Professor Peter Lewis’ appointment as Interim Vice-President, Research and Innovation, effective January 1, 2015, for a term of six months or until a Vice-President is appointed, whichever comes first.

• Appointment of Professor Bruce Kidd as Vice-President, University of Toronto and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough, for a three and a half-year term, effective January 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018. 

Also, as announced immediately following the meeting, Professor Cheryl Regehr has been re-appointed as Vice-President and Provost for a five and a half-year term, effective January 1, 2015 and continuing until June 30, 2020.  

I am delighted to have each of these individuals on the Vice-Presidential team and congratulate them on their respective appointments. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed their wisdom and their time as members of the Advisory Committees for each of these positions, and to thank those members of our community who provided submissions and assisted us in our work.