Interim vice-president, research and innovation, Chris Houser will join the University of Waterloo as dean of its Faculty of Science for a five-year term commencing July 1.
Dr. Houser joined the University of Windsor in 2016 as dean of the Faculty of Science before taking up an interim appointment as vice-president, research and innovation, in September 2022.
University of Windsor president Robert Gordon says he is grateful to Houser for his years of dedicated leadership in both roles and wishes him the best in his new appointment at Waterloo.
“In his capacity as dean of UWindsor’s Faculty of Science, Dr. Houser contributed to undergraduate enrollment growth, high impact experiences for students, and faculty research,” said Dr. Gordon. “In his interim VP role, Dr. Houser has been an exemplary advocate for the University of Windsor’s research culture, creative work, scholarship and innovation on our campus and beyond. I am confident his leadership skills that will translate well into this next chapter.”
The appointment news comes after a Feb. 17 announcement that Shanthi Johnson will join the University of Windsor as vice-president, research and innovation, effective July 1.