Faculty of Management update


With the recent appointment of Dr. Pedro Márquez as VP Global, Marketing and Business Development, we have been looking at options to best support the Faculty of Management as we begin the process of hiring a new dean.

Dr. Brian White and Dr. Geoff Bird have done an outstanding job in assuming additional responsibilities as acting dean and STHM school director while Pedro was the acting VP. They had to put their own work on the back burner during this period and we are all immensely grateful for their help.  This week represents almost a full year for them in these acting roles, and we would like to allow them to return to their regular duties while we search for a new dean.

Effective April 1st, Dr. Mary Bernard, AVP Research and Faculty Affairs, will assume the responsibilities of the acting dean of the Faculty of Management.  Mary has done this before for FSAS and during that period was extremely well received by faculty and staff. We will be working with Mary to make sure that she has the support to assume this temporary role.

In the meantime, a search committee has been struck for the new dean and will meet shortly to put together the position profile and commence the search. The committee members will be consulting more broadly to finalize the role profile.

The search committee members are: Steve Grundy (Chair), Lois Fearon, Cyndy Mason, Rob Mittelman, Eugene Thomlinson, Zoe MacLeod, Lisa Robinson, matthew heinz, Mary Bernard, and Brian White.

Thank you for your support as we work through these changes and the dean search process.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Steve Grundy

VP Academic and Provost