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Queen's announces VP appointments

[Caroline Davis]
Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Facilities, Properties, and Sustainability)

Principal Daniel Woolf announced today the appointments of Caroline Davis as the inaugural vice-principal (facilities, properties, and sustainability), and Donna Janiec as the new vice-principal (finance and administration).

Ms. Davis’s appointment is for a two-year term, while Ms. Janiec’s is a continuing appointment. Both appointments are effective Oct. 1.

“Ms. Davis possesses the skills, knowledge, and experience necessary to launch this important portfolio and ensure our facilities and properties are managed in a cohesive and strategic manner,” Principal Woolf says. “Furthermore, Ms. Janiec is well-suited and prepared to step in to the vice-principal role after developing her talents and leadership skills as the associate vice-principal over the past seven years.”   

The new portfolio, created in April 2016, will oversee Campus Planning and Development, Physical Plant Services, and leased property such as Innovation Park. Ms. Davis will play a leading role as Queen’s advances institutional priorities such as classroom renewal, major capital projects, deferred maintenance, and sustainability initiatives including the Climate Action Plan.

[Donna Janiec]
Donna Janiec, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration)

Ms. Davis joined Queen’s in January 2010 as the vice-principal (finance and administration) after a successful and wide-ranging career in the federal public service. In her last position as assistant deputy minister, resolution and individual affairs, at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), she oversaw the implementation of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement.

In 2009, Ms. Davis became a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, which is awarded for outstanding career achievements and service to the community and the accountancy profession. Ms. Davis has volunteered with several community organizations. She currently serves as chair of the board of directors for the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington.

Ms. Janiec was appointed associate vice-principal (finance) in 2009. Prior to that appointment, she held various positions in the Faculty of Arts and Science, the Office of the Vice-Principal (Academic), and Risk Management and Audit Services.

Before joining Queen’s in 1994, Ms. Janiec worked nearly 10 years in public accounting. She articled with PricewaterhouseCoopers after earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, obtaining her chartered accounting designation in 1987. In addition to her work at Queen’s, Ms. Janiec is vice-chair of the Kingston General Hospital’s board of directors and chair of the board’s governance committee.