Provost agrees to seek third term
Carl Amrhein has decided to stand for a third term as the university’s provost and vice-president (academic). As such, as with all vice-presidential reappointments, a presidential advisory review committee will be struck, and will meet on May 8, 2012. This review will give members of the university community the opportunity to contribute to the process.
In addition, President Indira Samarasekera will strike a provost and vice-president (academic) portfolio review committee to review the provost’s portfolio advances initiatives and strategies. Each of the vice-presidential portfolios undergoes a periodic independent review. The committee will be chaired by the president and vice-chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, Peter McKinnon.
Additional committee members include Dame Alison Richard, former vice-chancellor of Cambridge University; Martha Crago, vice-president (research) at Dalhousie University; and Adel Sedra, dean of engineering at the University of Waterloo. The committee will meet in Edmonton on March 26 and 27, 2012.
Prior to the end of his second term, Amrhein will take a year-long administrative leave starting July 1, 2012. During Amrhein’s leave, Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Martin Ferguson-Pell, will serve as the acting provost and vice-president.