Volume 13, Number 18  May 19, 2006

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Appointments, terms approved

The Board of Governors has given its approval to the reappointment of David Hannah as Associate Vice-President of Student and Enrolment Services effective April 15, 2007.

The approval came May 5 after both the University President and a committee set up to review the position recommended the reappointment.  Hannah came to the U of S in the spring of 2002 from the position of Director of Registrarial Services and Registrar at the Technical University of British Columbia.

Although his reappointment has no term, another review will be held in five years.

The board also approved a one-year extension of Walter Archer’s term as Dean of Extension Division.  His first five-year term ends June 30 but because the division will be disestablished by July 1, 2007, Provost and Vice-President Academic Michael Atkinson recommended the extension.  Archer’s primary mandate for the year will be to oversee, along with a transition team, the dissolution of the Extension Division.

Administrative leave for the Deans of Agriculture and Pharmacy and Nutrition required the board to change the end dates of their terms.  Both Ernie Barber (Agriculture) and Dennis Gorecki (Pharmacy and Nutrition) took one year of administrative leave during their second five-year terms.  Had the change not been approved, both would have effectively served just four years of that term.  Barber’s term will now end June 30, 2009, and Gorecki’s moves to June 30, 2008.

Finally, the board granted Lynne Pearson the title Dean Emerita effective July 1 when she retires after 10 years at the helm of the College of Commerce.  Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Pearson received a BA from the U of S in 1966, a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton in 1967, and she completed a MA at the University of Alberta in 1971.  Prior to joining the U of S, Pearson held a number of high-level positions, including Queen’s Printer for Canada, assistant deputy minister, Saskatchewan Region for Western Economic Diversification Canada, and deputy minister of the Saskatchewan Department of Consumer and Commercial Affairs.

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