Renewed UFV Presidential Search Committee selected

Dear UFV Community,

With the renewed search for UFV’s next President and Vice-Chancellor underway, I am pleased to share with you the members of the 2017-18 selection committee.

The 13-member committee was formed as per the Procedures for the Presidential Search, approved by Senate. On behalf of the Board of Governors, I sincerely thank the 10 members who are able to continue serving on the selection committee, and the three new members who are joining us in this vital work.

2017-18 Presidential Search Committee

  • The Chair of the Board, or the Chair’s designate, who will serve as the Presidential Search Committee Chair
    Mr. Len Goerke, UFV Board of Governors
  • The Chancellor
    Dr. Gwen Point
  • Two government-appointed members of the Board selected by the Board
    Mr. John Pankratz, Chair, UFV Board of Governors
    Ms. Leslie Castellani, UFV Board of Governors
  • One member of the senior executive team selected by the Board
    Ms. Jackie Hogan, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Administration
  • One senior academic administrator (Associate Vice-President, Dean, Associate Dean) selected by Senate
    Dr. Jacqueline Nolte, Dean, College of Arts
  • Three faculty members selected by Senate
    Ms. Shelley Canning, Associate Professor, Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
    Dr. Garry Fehr, Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment, College of Arts; Director, Agriculture Centre of Excellence
    Mr. Randy Kelly, Director, School of Trades, Faculty of Applied and Technical Studies
  • One member of staff (FSA member or exempt) selected by Senate
    Ms. Liana Thompson, Director, Continuing Education, Faculty of Access and Continuing Education
  • Two students selected by the Student Union Society Executive
    Ms. Sukhdeep Brar, Past President, SUS
    Mr. Cody Dumas, Aboriginal Representative, SUS Board of Directors
  • One member of the Alumni Association selected by the Alumni Association
    Mr. Nik Venema, Board Chair, UFV Alumni Association

The selection committee’s Terms of Reference remain unchanged. We will continue working with Boyden Global Executive Search, and we anticipate interviews taking place this Fall.

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Mr. John Pankratz
Chair, UFV Board of Governors


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