Patricia Weir has accepted an appointment as acting provost effective May 1, UWindsor president Robert Gordon announced Tuesday.
As dean of graduate studies for the past decade, Dr. Weir has worked with units across campus to support student development, success, mental health, and career planning, and to ensure efficiency and procedural fairness, he noted.
“With a long history in academic governance, and in provincial and national leadership roles, Dr. Weir has built a robust national network which will support informed decision making in her new role. She is a passionate advocate for the University, with a deep and nuanced understanding of our campus and local communities, and possesses a proven track record in working with and learning from students, staff, faculty, and partners.”
The University will begin a search to fill the role permanently in early 2022.