Office of the Dean

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Rene Van Acker
519-824-4120, Ext. 52285
Executive Assistant to the Dean
Position vacant
Please contact Melissa Ball
519-824-4120, Ext. 52681
  • Appointment booking with the Dean
  • Johnston Hall Boardroom booking
  • General inquiries
Laurie Halfpenny-Mitchell
Senior Manager, Finance and Administration
519-824-4120, Ext. 56111
  • Finance, human resources and operations
  • Statistical information requests


Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Jonathan Schmidt
Associate Dean Academic
519-824-4120, Ext. 53492
  • Academic misconduct process management
  • Program curriculum oversight

Manager, Academic Programs
Position vacant

Please contact Jonathan Schmidt
519-824-4120, Ext. 53492

  • Planning for new and proposed undergraduate degrees and diplomas
  • Quality assurance reporting
  • Faculty academic training
Melissa Ball
Academic Assistant to the Associate Deans
519-824-4120, Ext. 52681
  • Program committee support
  • Institutional Quality Assurance Process (IQAP) coordination
  • Appointment booking for Associate Deans, Academic and Research and Graduate Studies
Carleigh Johnston
Liaison Program Coordinator 
519-824-4120, Ext. 56812
  • Undergraduate degree and diploma recruitment
  • High school tours and visits
  • External event requests
Jill Johnson
Program Counsellor
519-824-4120, Ext. 58475
Melinda Vanryn
Program Counsellor
519-824-4120, Ext. 54549
Carie Devitt
Program Counsellors' Assistant
519-824-4120, Ext. 54800
  • Appointment booking with program counsellors
  • Information on campus services and academic policy

For Ridgetown Campus associate diploma inquiries, please visit the Ridgetown Campus website.

Research and Graduate Studies

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Rebecca Hallet
Associate Dean Research and
Graduate Studies 
519-824-4120, Ext. 54488
  • Faculty research support
  • Graduate recruitment and scholarship support
  • Graduate program support
Rhonda Alger
Manager, Research Programs
519-824-4120, Ext. 52247
  • Research funding opportunities and support
  • OR5 review, approval and submission
Leigh West
Manager, Graduate Recruitment and Programs 
519-824-4120, Ext. 52101
  • Graduate recruitment and program support
  • Graduate marketing and programming initiatives
  • Graduate student support
Gwen Dalton
Assistant, Awards and Research
519-824-4120, Ext. 52284
  • Scholarship and bursary inquiries and support
Michelle Edwards
Statistics Consultant
519-824-4120, Ext. 54104
  • Statistics support for students, staff & faculty
  • Statistics workshop delivery
  • One-on-one statistics consulting

External Relations

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Karen Landman
Interim Associate Dean External Relations
519-824-4120, Ext. 53748
  • Alumni, government and partner engagement 
Stephanie Craig
Communications Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 56832
  • Communication and media inquiries
  • AODA advice
  • Graphic design requests and approvals
Jordan Terpstra
Communications and Events Coordinator
519-824-4120, Ext. 53348
  • Website updates and support
  • Social media promotion and advice
  • Event coordination and promotion
  • Banner and promo material requests 
Megan Wright
Summer Communications Intern
519-824-4120, Ext. 54133

Alumni Affairs and Development

Name/Position Contact Details Sample Inquiries
Amy Atkinson
Senior Development Manager
519-824-4120, Ext.
  • Alumni and corporate partner relationships
  • Donor inquiries and support

Development Manager
Position vacant

Please contact Amy Atkinson
519-824-4120, Ext.
  • Alumni and corporate partner relationships
  • Donor inquiries and support
Lindsay Stallman
Alumni Advancement Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 56842
  • Alumni events coordination
  • Class projects and reunions support
  • Annual fund gift support
Martin Straathof
Stewardship and Engagement Manager
519-824-4120, Ext. 54913
  • Donor support and engagement
  • Donor stewardship reporting and requests
Cassandra Barden
Development Assistant
519-824-4120, Ext. 58740
  • Alumni, donor and corporate partner relationships and support

OAC Dean's Office

Johnston Hall, University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

Ridgetown Campus

120 Main Street East
Ridgetown, Ontario N0P 2C0
Phone: 519-674-1500

You can also search the University of Guelph's Email & Telephone Directory to find the person you wish to contact.