On June 21, Kevin Golding chaired his last meeting of the University’s Board of Governors. Chair since 2015, Golding is among the University’s longest-standing governors, having served the Board for more than a decade.
Golding said U of G is a fantastic institution with a great future.
President Franco Vaccarino expressed his appreciation for Golding’s work. “Throughout his tenure, Kevin has been a steady and insightful leader who has worked hard to bring diverse viewpoints to the table and ensure all voices have been heard,” he said. “His leadership has been key in helping U of G reach new heights. It has been a privilege and personal delight to have worked with Kevin.”
Says Golding, “I have truly enjoyed my time on the Board and the opportunity to work with some great people over the past 11 years.”
“I have learned a great deal and I owe thanks to fellow Board members, the executive team and senior administration, and the many faculty, staff and students I have encountered at the University,” he added.
Over the past decade, Golding has chaired multiple Board committees. Most notably, he chaired the Campus Master Planning Committee that developed a long-term framework for the evolution and growth of the campus’s physical layout and structures. The plan received a prestigious Ontario Professional Planners Institute award for excellence in planning achievement.
As Board chair, Golding championed the strategic planning process and implementation of the University’s strategic framework. He recently oversaw a comprehensive review of Board practices that will maintain U of G as a leader in Canadian university governance.
A long-time Guelph resident, Golding will continue serving the University on the Board of Trustees and the Senate Honours and Awards Committee next year.
Shauneen Bruder (BA ’80) will become chair of the Board of Governors July 1.