This page is provided for reference only and may contain outdated information. On August 16, 2021, the Board of Governors appointed Dr. Charlotte Yates as the 9th President & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph. For more information, please see the news release.

Search Process

The Presidential Search Process is governed by the Policy on University Appointments. A Presidential Selection Committee, comprised of members of the Board of Governors, faculty, staff, students, and alumni will recommend a candidate to the Board of Governors for appointment.

Role of President & Vice-Chancellor

The President & Vice-Chancellor is the administrative head of the University and Chair of Senate. Their role is defined in the University of Guelph Act, and elsewhere by the Board of Governors and Senate.


The resources provided below are intended to keep the University community informed about the search process and provide easy access to key documents.