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Chancellor Ed Lumley

The Honourable Ed Lumley to Step Down as Chancellor


The Honourable Ed Lumley has announced his intention to step down as the University of Windsor’s Chancellor. 

Appointed as Chancellor in 2006, Lumley has worked tirelessly to promote the University and has helped fundraise over $100 million in support of capital projects and scholarships. Of that total, $80 million came from federal and provincial government contributions for the Centre for Engineering Innovation. 

Lumley’s unwavering support of the University resulted in the naming of the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation in 2013. 

In Fall 2014, Ron Joyce, chair of the Joyce Foundation, announced a $10-million gift in support of students at the University of Windsor in the form of a bursary to be named the Ed Lumley Bursary, in recognition of the Chancellor’s commitment to the University and the Windsor-Essex community. 

As Chancellor, Lumley has also conferred degrees on nearly 55,000, or 40 per cent of the University’s 134,000 alumni. 

“Ed has been an exemplary Chancellor through his engagement with literally thousands of students, his success in securing significant material support for the University, his advocacy on behalf of our city as well as our campus, and his extraordinary personal generosity,” said interim President Douglas Kneale. 

Lumley said he “was privileged to work with two presidents, seven chairs and members of the Board of Governors, and dedicated faculty and administration in our successful effort in improving the reputation and image of our University. Our students are our most precious assets and I will be eternally grateful having participated in a small way in their development.”