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Campus Bulletin

February 24, 2006

Resource Planning, Enrolment Offices Consolidated

The offices of Resource Planning and Analysis and Enrolment Statistics in Registrarial Services are being consolidated to help the University meet an increasing demand for accountability and to aid in integrated planning efforts.

“Bringing together these units and combining the diverse analytical and operational expertise of the staff will support the development of more focused and diverse databases to support decision-making,” says Maureen Mancuso, provost and vice-president (academic).

She says there’s been a long history of debate about the sometimes overlapping roles and activities of the two units. In addition, with the integrated planning process underway and government and external agencies requiring increased accountability, “we need to allocate our current fragmented research and analytical resources more effectively.”

The new office will be overseen by Brian Pettigrew, registrar and director of strategic enrolment management. His title will be renamed to assistant vice-president (institutional research and planning) and registrar to reflect the new position.

Pettigrew was named registrar in 2002 and director of strategic enrolment management in 2005. A BA graduate of Guelph and an MSW graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, he joined U of G in 1976 as a counsellor in the Counselling and Student Resource Centre and later served as director of a student-focussed institutional research unit, the Student-Environment Study Group. From 1993 to 1995, he was the senior staff person with the University’s Strategic Planning Commission and subsequently named strategic planning change auditor. In 1996, he was appointed project manager in the Office of the Vice-President (Academic) and oversaw implementation of the Colleague student system.

Among other things, the priorities of the consolidated institutional research and planning office include enhancing student enrolment and funding models; advising on policy development; responding to increased internal and external accountability and assessment needs; and improving information dissemination and analysis.

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