Search on course to name next president this fall

As the search moves toward candidate interviews in September, Western remains on schedule to name its selection to be the 11th President and Vice-Chancellor this fall, the Presidential Selection Committee indicated this week.

“Things are on pace,” said Paul Jenkins, Chair, Western’s Board of Governors and the Presidential Selection Committee. “Thanks to our institution’s great reputation, the role is attracting the interest of excellent candidates. The next president will be inheriting an exceptional university community of faculty, staff, students and alumni.”

Following consultations with the university community earlier this year, the Search Committee will be reviewing a long list candidates later in the summer with candidate interviews beginning in September. A short list and second round of interviews will follow.

From there, the Committee will make its candidate recommendation to the Board for approval.

“The Committee has embraced this task with enthusiasm,” Jenkins continued. “We understand the gravity of, as well as the opportunity in, this moment. Transition and succession are parts of a healthy, aspiring institution like this one.”

President Amit Chakma’s term as president will expire at the end of June 2019, and a new president will take office July 1, 2019.

More information, including the role description is available here.