Presidential Selection Committee Holds Drop-In Session May 24

May 21, 2013 - Campus Bulletin

The selection committee for the University of Guelph’s eighth president and vice-chancellor is seeking input and advice from the University community. The committee is hosting a drop-in session Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the library’s Academic Town Square.

Throughout April and early May, the committee has been gathering input from members of the University community as part of the process of developing the mandate and position profile for the University's next president and vice-chancellor.

Members of the University community are invited to meet with members of the committee May 24 to offer their perspectives and feedback in response to a draft profile, which will be posted on the Presidential Search website in advance of the drop-in session.

Input is also welcome through the committee’s confidential email, ( ).

Members of the presidential selection committee are Board of Governors chair Dick Freeborough, chair of the presidential selection committee; Anita Acai, fourth-year B.Sc. co-op student; Graham Badun, a member of the Board of Governors; Prof. Julia Christensen Hughes, dean of the College of Management and Economics; Prof. Cate Dewey, chair of the Department of Population Medicine; Linda Hawkins, director of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences; Lisa Kellenberger, a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Sciences; Virginia McLaughlin, Board of Governors vice-chair and chair of the board’s governance committee; Brad Rooney, president of the University of Guelph Alumni Association; and Prof. Byron Sheldrick, chair of the Department of Political Science.

The group will recommend a presidential candidate to the Board of Governors. Under the University of Guelph Act, the board is responsible for appointing a president.

The new president is expected to be in place by summer 2014, when Alastair Summerlee’s second term will end.

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