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Michael KhanAfter serving as dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics for nine years, Michael Khan is moving on to become the provost of Trent University.

Dean of HK will miss Blue and Gold spirit in move to Trent

After serving for nine years as dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics, Michael Khan is moving on to become the next provost and vice-president academic at Trent University. The announcement was made Thursday by Trent president and vice-chancellor Leo Groarke.

Provost Douglas Kneale says he is delighted for Dr. Khan, but will miss his many contributions to the academic life of the University of Windsor.

“Michael has done an excellent job of leading the HK family — overseeing both Kinesiology and Athletics and Recreational Services — for nearly a decade,” Dr. Kneale said. “Trent is lucky to get him, and I look forward to seeing Michael at the provincial and national provosts’ tables.”

Khan’s second term as dean was due to finish in June 2021. He joined UWindsor in 2011, coming from the University of Bangor, Wales, where he was head of the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences.

Khan said the success of UWindsor students has always been his top priority and he is extremely proud to be part of the rich history of the University’s HK family.

“While the move to Trent University is extremely exciting, we will miss the Blue and Gold spirit at the University of Windsor,” he said.

“I have had the pleasure of working alongside tremendous colleagues, students, and alumni. Of course, the realization of the Lancer Sport and Recreation Center will be highly cherished, but just as important is the investment we have made in hiring outstanding faculty, coaches, and staff.”

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