Queen's University

New Chancellor named

Successor to Chancellor David Dodge, Arts'65, LLD'02, is named

Jim Leech, MBA’73, has been named the 14th Chancellor of Queen’s University. The announcement was made shortly before the Fall 2013 issue of the Review went to press.

Chancellor-designate Leech is an accomplished business leader who devotes considerable time to charitable causes and also has a long history of service to the University. Since 2007, he has been President and CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, overseeing the ­management of $130 ­billion in assets.

Jim LeechJim Leech, MBA'73, has been named the 14th Chancellor of Queen's University (University Communications photo)

Leech, who earned a BSc degree from Royal Military College in 1968, currently serves as Chair of the Queen’s School of Business advisory board and as a member of its global council. He is also a member of the Initiative Campaign cabinet, and has served on the Board of Trustees, (1984-96), and University Council, (1980-84). In addition, he comes from a Queen’s family – his father, G.C. Leech, was the Queen’s registrar in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Leech will succeed current Chancellor David Dodge, Arts’65, LLD’02, who announced in June that he would not seek a third term. “David Dodge has provided the University with extraordinary service, and he will leave a lasting impression on Queen’s when his term ends in June 2014.” says Principal Daniel Woolf.

For more on Jim Leech’s appointment as ­Chancellor, please watch for the Winter 2014 issue of the Review.


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