Alan Wildeman, Carol Perkes, Renée WintermuteAlan Wildeman accepts congratulations on his pending retirement from Carol Perkes and Renée Wintermute of the University Secretariat.

Faculty and staff bid farewell to president

Alan Wildeman steps down as UWindsor president confident the institution is in good hands, he told more than 100 staff and faculty at an open house reception to bid him farewell, Thursday in the CAW Student Centre.

“I leave knowing that it is the collective efforts of all of you that will safeguard the University,” he said in a brief address.

As the University evolves, noted Dr. Wildeman, it is faculty and staff who turn challenges into opportunities and aspirations into reality: “You all contribute to the mission, and I would stack you up against your counterparts at any university in this country.”

He said he will use his new title of president emeritus to continue to advocate for the University of Windsor. Attendees signed a book of well wishes and offered personal congratulations to Wildeman on his retirement.

View a video from the event here.