B of G Reappoints Summerlee to Second Term as President
Board is confident that even greater achievements lie ahead, says Derry
Board of Governors reappointed president Alastair Summerlee in December, extending his term to 2013.
The reappointment followed a mandatory review by a committee made up of board members, faculty, students and staff. The committee sought input and feedback from the U of G community in areas such as leadership, administration and management, and relationship and partnership building.
Dr. Summerlee is doing an exceptional job leading this university, said B of G chair Douglas Derry. He is committed to providing students with the highest-quality learning environments, to retaining our excellent faculty and staff, to fostering collaboration and innovation, and to advocating on behalf of the University and for higher education in general. The board is confident that, building on his successes to date and his vision for the future, Dr. Summerlee will deliver in his second term even greater achievements for the entire University community in teaching, research and outreach to the communities it serves.
In accepting the reappointment, Summerlee said: It is an absolute privilege for me to serve as president, and I remain deeply honoured to be entrusted with the responsibility. The confidence and support I have received not only from the board but also from the internal and external communities have been truly gratifying. I am strongly committed to this university to its values, mission and, above all, its people. Guelph has enjoyed many successes in the past three years, due entirely to the hard work and commitment by members of the University community. Our collective challenge is to maintain that excellence in the face of some considerable challenges.