To: All UBC students, faculty and staff
A search committee has been established to recommend to the Board a Vice President, Students.
This Vice President, responsible to the President, will provide strategic leadership to UBC’s student portfolio to accomplish the vision, commitments, goals, and actions as set out in the University’s strategic plan, Place and Promise: The UBC Plan.
The Vice President will provide high level oversight for a complicated portfolio focusing upon best practices in the student experience, community service learning, student development, student housing, food services, and athletic and recreation services.
The following have been appointed to the Committee:
– Stephen Toope, Chair
– Gage Averill, Dean [Faculty of Arts]
– Helen Burt, Faculty [Pharmaceutical Sciences]
– Kirk Chavarie, Student [UBCSUO representative]
– Theresa Hanson, [VP Students Portfolio]
– Sean Heisler, Student [Student Board Member, AMS representative]
– Olga Pena [GSS representative]
– Dick Johnston, Board member, Faculty [Political Sciences]
– Janet Teasdale, [VP Students Portfolio]
– Patricia Stevens, Secretary
The Committee is entering into a consultative process to define the main challenges of this portfolio, and in that context, to identify the background, experience and qualities we are seeking in prospective candidates, and then to recommend at least one candidate for appointment. Following the deliberations of the Committee, I will make a recommendation to the Board of Governors concerning the appointment of a candidate.
A brief position description is available in PDF format at:
I will update the campus community on the Committee’s progress as appropriate. Please write or email the Committee in confidence through Patricia Stevens, Office of the President at 604-822-0663 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to make a written submission to the Committee.
I strongly encourage you to participate in this important search process.
Stephen J. Toope
President and Vice-Chancellor