Reappointment of Professor Rona Abramovich as Director Transitional Year Programme TYP

PDAD&C #27, 2003-2004


Faculty, Staff & Students, Transitional Year Programme
From: Professor Shirley Neuman, Vice-President and Provost
Date: January 22, 2004
CC: The Bulletin
Re: Re-appointment of Professor Rona Abramovich as Director, Transitional Year Programme (TYP)

I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Professor Rona Abramovich as the Director of the Transitional Year Programme (TYP) for a 5-year term, beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2009.

The Search Committee to advise the Provost reviewed the feedback received from the faculty, staff and students of TYP, as well as from the broader University of Toronto community.  This feedback, as well as the input of the committee members, was unanimous in support of re-appointing Professor Abramovich for a second term as the Director of TYP.  At its meeting on January 15, 2004, the Academic Board approved Professor’s Abramovich’s reappointment.

The strong support for the re-appointment of Professor Abramovich is a testament to her leadership of and dedication to TYP.  Under the directorship of Professor Abramovich TYP has continued to move forward, building linkages within the University as well as expanding its services.  (It has, for example, increased its intake, made its programmes more accessible to students with disabilities, and established connections by which University College welcomes and supports TYP graduates going on to baccalaureate study.)  Professor Abramovich’s leadership style is one that embodies the core values of the TYP Programme itself.  Her personal commitment to the faculty, staff and students of TYP is manifested regularly in her assistance with their challenges and support of their accomplishments.