Office of the President
Dr. Maureen Mancuso is Provost and Vice-President (Academic). She has also served as Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from McMaster University, her M.A. with distinction from Carleton University, and her D.Phil. from Nuffield College, Oxford University, where she was a British Council Fellow. Her main research interests include political ethics and political corruption, comparative political institutions, legislative behaviour, and American politics. She has served as consultant to the Canadian House of Commons on legislative codes of conduct and conflict of interest legislation, and has appeared on national and local news broadcasts to discuss matters of political ethics. Her scholarly articles have appeared in Parliamentary Affairs, Legislative Studies Quarterly , The Canadian Review of American Studies and the Canadian Journal of Political Science . Her books include The Ethical World of British MPs (McGill-Queen's, 1995) and A Question of Ethics: Canadians Speak Out (Oxford, 1998). She has continued to teach while holding administrative positions and has received a University of Guelph College of Social Science Teaching Award in 1996, and has twice been named as one of Guelph's “Popular Professors” by the annual Maclean's Magazine Guide to Universities.
V.P. Research (Interim)
Don O'Leary, Vice-President Finance and Administration oversees diverse services supporting teaching, research and service, including financial services, human resources, campus community police, fire prevention and parking services, environmental health and safety, investment management, and the real estate division. He chairs the Council of Senior Administrative Officers (an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities) and is vice-chair of the Canadian University Reciprocal Insurance Exchange. Previous to his work with U of G, he was Vice-President Finance and Administration for Trent University. Earlier, as commissioner of corporate services for the City of Oshawa for 10 years, O'Leary oversaw numerous departments, including human resources, fire, real estate, legal, secretariat services and economic development. Previously, he was director of economic development for the City of Saint John, N.B., and vice-president at Continental PIR Communications. He graduated from the University of New Brunswick.