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President's Council

The terms of reference and membership for the President's Council are as follows:

Terms of Reference

The President’s Council serves several purposes as follows:

  • provide cohesive and highly engaged leadership to the university, and provide counsel to the President, other members of the Senior Management Group and the Council-at-large.
  • discuss/debate university directions, strategic decisions, policies and macro-level procedures and operations.
  • provide a forum for members to bring forward for discussion opportunities and issues of relevance to the broader community.
  • provide support and oversight for:
    • completion and implementation of the Integrated Planning Process (and resulting Plans), and
    • development and implementation of multi-year financial and human resource plans.
  • provide a forum for university wide two-way communications and engagement:
    • to ensure communications and information is more widely shared and disseminated from leadership to and throughout the university, and
    • to provide a mechanism by which faculty, employees, students and various faculty councils can provide information and feedback directly to President's Council members, and through them, the the entire President's Council.
  • actively build understanding of the opportunities and challenges; sharing advice and feedback.
  • actively engage the University community in the pursuit of the VIU Mandate, Vision and Purpose.

The Council normally meets twice per term. Agenda submissions/inquiries should be forwarded to the Executive Assistant to the President.

Membership

Position Name
President and Vice-Chancellor Deborah Saucier
Provost and Vice-President, Academic Carol Stuart
Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Administration Shelley Legin
University Secretary Marie Armstrong
Senior Advisor to the President, Social Innovation and Strategic Partnerships Robin McLay
Associate Vice-President, Academic Ross MacKay
Associate Vice-President, Facilities and Ancillary Services Brett Gnenz
Associate Vice-President, Finance and Risk Management Wendy Young
Associate Vice-President, Human Resources Dan VanderSluis
Associate Vice-President, Marketing and Communications Jean Maltesen
Associate Vice-President, Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity Nicole Vaugeois
Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs Irlanda Price
Associate Vice-President, University Relations and Chief Advancement Officer William Litchfield
Dean, Faculty of Academic and Career Preparation Rita Alton
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Humanities Marni Stanley
Dean, Faculty of Education David Paterson
Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Services Patricia O'Hagan
Dean, Faculty of International Education Philip Oxhorn
Dean, Faculty of Management Suzanne Flannigan
Acting Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology Harry Janzen
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences Elizabeth Brimacombe
Dean, Faculty of Trades and Applied Technology Glynis Steen
Campus Academic Administrator, Cowichan Warren Weir
Campus Administrator, Powell River Campus Greg Cran
Director, Aboriginal Education Sharon Hobenshield
Director, Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning Maxwell Stevenson
Co-CIO and Director, Enterprise Systems Andrew Speed
Co-CIO and Director, IT Operations Darren Eveleigh
Director, Human Rights and Respectful Workplace Monica Kay
Director, Strategic Initiatives Nikki Klaassen
Registrar Fred Jacklin
University Librarian Ben Hyman
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