Queen's University

Chancellor Dodge to serve a second term

 
2011-05-18
 [David Dodge]Chancellor David Dodge

Alumnus David Dodge has been unanimously re-elected Chancellor of Queen’s University.

The former Governor of the Bank of Canada, federal deputy minister and Queen’s economics professor will serve a second three-year term as the University’s highest officer.

His re-appointment was enthusiastically endorsed by Queen’s University Council at its annual meeting earlier this month.

“We couldn’t imagine a more committed and engaged member of the Queen’s community than David to hold this important leadership role at the University,” says Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf. “His dedication to this institution, his experience, knowledge and perspective are greatly valued. In particular, his personal interactions with students, alumni, faculty and staff at convocations and events, year-round, reflect his genuine belief in the importance of celebrating and supporting the people of Queen’s.”

After several years of teaching at Queen’s, Dr. Dodge chose a career in the Public Service of Canada. He served as Deputy Minister of Finance from 1992 to 1997 and was appointed Deputy Minister of Health in 1998. In 2001 he was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada for a seven-year term.

He has held academic positions at Johns Hopkins University, UBC and Simon Fraser University. He has also served as Director of the International Economics Program of the Institute for Research on Public Policy.

He received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Queen’s in 2002 and was appointed to the Queen’s University Board of Trustees in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Dodge was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

"It is a singular honour for me to serve the Queen's community as your Chancellor,” says Dr. Dodge. “At this time of tremendous change in the post-secondary education landscape, I will do my best to foster and promote the spirit of initiative that has been, and will continue to be, the essence of the Queen's experience for students, faculty, staff and alumni.”

Dr. Dodge is the University’s 13th Chancellor. His second term begins July 1.

 

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