The selection committee for the University of Guelph’s ninth president and vice-chancellor seeks input and advice from the University community through an online survey and public forums.
The committee will use community feedback to help develop the position profile for hiring U of G’s next president.
Through an online survey and upcoming presidential search forums, community members will be invited to share ideas on opportunities and challenges facing U of G during the next five years and to recommend leader attributes needed by the University.
All responses to the online survey are anonymous. The survey closes Nov. 15.
Members of the Presidential Selection Committee and search consultants from Odgers Berndtson will hold two public forums for the University community this month.
The first session for student perspectives will take place Nov. 13, 5–6 p.m., followed by a forum for faculty and staff on Nov. 14, noon to 1 p.m. Both sessions will take place in the McLaughlin Library, Room 246B.
Both sessions are intended to help facilitate discussion around common themes. Members of the University community may attend either forum.
Public forums will also be held at U of G’s Ridgetown Campus and at the University of Guelph-Humber; details will be shared directly through both institutions.
“Community engagement is among the things that make the University a special place to learn and work,” said Shauneen Bruder, chair of U of G’s Board of Governors and head of the Presidential Selection Committee.
“Input from our students, faculty, staff and alumni is critically important to developing the position profile and facilitating a successful search. The committee looks forward to hearing from our community either via the online survey or in person at the public forums.”
Individuals may also comment through the committee’s confidential email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments and suggestions will be used to inform the selection process.
The committee will communicate regularly with the University community through its website: https://www.uoguelph.ca/presidential-search/.
The committee will recommend a presidential candidate to the Board of Governors. Under the University of Guelph Act, the Board is responsible for appointing a president.
The new president is expected to be named by spring 2020.