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Nancy WrightNancy Wright, dean of FAHSS, will leave the University of Windsor for an appointment at the University of Victoria.

West coast beckons dean of arts, humanities and social sciences

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences dean Nancy Wright will leave the University of Windsor this summer for an appointment as associate vice-president academic planning at the University of Victoria.

Dr. Wright is a multi-disciplinary scholar of literature, law, and history, and has held a variety of senior positions at universities in the U.S., Australia and Canada, before joining the University of Windsor in 2013.

“I want to congratulate Dr. Wright on her new appointment,” said UWindsor president Alan Wildeman. “She has worked very hard to lead the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences through a time when many changes are occurring at the University of Windsor. I wish her the very best in her new role.”

Provost Douglas Kneale says he has greatly enjoyed working with Wright on such strategic planning initiatives as faculty hiring and program development.

“Dean Wright has been an enormously creative and collegial contributor at Deans’ Council, and this opportunity at UVic will allow her broadened scope for her academic and administrative leadership,” he said. “I wish her every success as she moves on to new responsibilities.”

Wright will begin her five-year term on July 1. Further information on next steps regarding an acting dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will follow.