Governing Council Approvals

PDAD&C #29, 2003-2004

MEMORANDUM

To:  Principals, Deans, Academic Directors and Chairs
From: Robert J. Birgeneau, President
Date: February 12, 2004
Re: Governing Council Approvals

I am very pleased to inform you that the Governing Council last evening approved the appointment of Professor Vivek Goel as Interim Vice-President and Provost, until December 31, 2004 or until a new Provost is chosen, whichever comes first.  It is my intention to set up an advisory committee as soon as possible.  I would be very pleased to receive suggestions from you of individuals to serve on the committee. These may be sent to me at president@utoronto.ca

The Governing Council also approved the appointment of Ms. Catherine Riggall as Interim Vice-President, Business Affairs. Cathy will serve as Interim for up to one year or until a new Vice-President is chosen, whichever comes first.  I will later this term also be setting up an advisory committee for this position.  As a result of Cathy’s appointment as Interim Vice-President, Mr. Ron Swail will serve as Acting Assistant Vice-President, Facilities and Services and Ms. Sheila Brown will continue as Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Finally, I am very pleased to inform you that the Governing Council resoundingly approved in principle the Stepping UP Framework for Academic Planning for 2004-2010.

I am confident that we have in place a very strong senior leadership team that is ready to work with you as you develop your academic plans.  Working together, I am certain that we will advance our shared vision of becoming one of the world’s leading public teaching and research universities.