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Presidential Selection Committee Seeks Input from UofGH Community

The selection committee for the University of Guelph’s ninth president and vice-chancellor seeks input and advice from the University of Guelph-Humber community through an online survey and public forum.

The committee will use community feedback to help develop the position profile for hiring U of G’s next president.

Through an online survey and upcoming presidential search forums, community members will be invited to share ideas on opportunities and challenges facing U of G during the next five years and to recommend leader attributes needed by the University.

All responses to the online survey are anonymous. The survey closes Friday, November 15. 

The Presidential Selection Committee will hold a public forum for the University of Guelph-Humber community next week. The forum will take place Wednesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to noon in GH125.

“Community engagement is among the things that make the University a special place to learn and work,” said Shauneen Bruder, chair of U of G’s Board of Governors and head of the Presidential Selection Committee.

“Input from our students, faculty, staff and alumni is critically important to developing the position profile and facilitating a successful search. The committee looks forward to hearing from our community either via the online survey or in person at the public forums.”

Individuals may also comment through the committee’s confidential email: Comments and suggestions will be used to inform the selection process.

The committee will communicate regularly with the University community through its website:

The committee will recommend a presidential candidate to the Board of Governors. Under the University of Guelph Act, the Board is responsible for appointing a president.

The new president is expected to be named by spring 2020.