Search for Seventh President and Vice-Chancellor

Executive Brief in the Recruitment of the Seventh President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Windsor

The Board of Governors is in the process of identifying the University of Windsor’s next President and Vice-Chancellor.

A Presidential Search Committee has been formed with the mandate to manage the search process and bring forward a recommendation to the Board of Governors of a preferred candidate. The executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has been retained to assist the Search Committee with this important task with Anna Stuart and Katherine Frank as the lead consultants.

The mandate and profile of the next President are outlined in the Executive Brief. The key priorities for the next President were refined and the ideal candidate profile developed following extensive consultation with key stakeholders who were asked to provide feedback on questions listed below: 

  • What are the local, provincial, national or global trends that will have the greatest impact for the University of Windsor over the next five to ten years?
  • What are the key opportunities and challenges facing the University over the coming five to ten years?
  • What are the greatest strengths or most important features of the University of Windsor that the next President and Vice-Chancellor should preserve or enhance?
  • What are the key priorities for the new President and Vice-Chancellor in the first term?
  • What qualifications, experience and/or professional and personal attributes should the President and Vice-Chancellor possess to be successful?

Search Committee Membership

  • Sheila MacKinnon (Chair)
  • Reem Bahdi
  • Norbert Hartmann
  • Chris Houser
  • Ahmed Khalifa
  • Alice Miller
  • Stephen Pender
  • Teresa Piruzza
  • William Willis
  • Bill Wright

Equity Assessor—non-voting member
Daniella Beaulieu

Committee Support
Renée Wintermute, University Secretary

Search Process and Schedule

Late April - May 2017
Search Firm Consultations with Stakeholders
June 2017
Executive Brief and Position Profile Approved by the Board and Posted
July - August 2017
Search Firm Develops List of Candidates
September - October 2017
Search Committee Develops Short-List of Candidates
November-December 2017
January - February 2018
Preferred Candidate presented to an in camera Joint Board/Senate Meeting, with approval sought at an in camera Board Meeting immediately following the Joint Meeting