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Presidential
search committee

As the leader of an inclusive academic community where members are known and celebrated for their creativity and differences, the president of ensures the university is promoting creative progress and pursuing sustainable leadership in art, craft and design.

The Presidential Search Committee has completed its mandate, and on December 1, 2021 the Board of Governorsannounced Dr. Peggy Shannonas the new president of .

Working withexecutive search firm Perrett Laver,the committee consulted broadly with the community to guide the evaluation and recommendation of candidates.

During mid- April/May 2021, Perrett Laverconducted online engagement forumswith internal stakeholder groups and targeted meetings with external stakeholders. The firm invited more than 150 participants to share thoughts on thekey opportunities and challenges for , as well as thekey qualitiesthey would like to see in the next president. More than50 took up the invitation and participated online or by phone.

Search Process Overview

The Committee’s CorePrinciples

Committee Members

  • Jim Horwich (Committee Chair), Board of Governors
  • Maggie Marwah, (Committee Secretary), Board of Governors
  • Joanne Hames, Member, Board of Governors
  • Cheryl Hann, Member, Board of Governors
  • Rory MacDonald, FU
  • Kim Morgan, FU
  • Nicole Maggio, SU