Williams installed as Principal
Thomas R. Williams was installed as the 19th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University at the first Spring Convocation ceremony Monday morning in Grant Hall.
Dr. Williams said his pledge of office and then four members of the Queen's community (faculty, student, staff and alumni) robed him.
Graduands in the Faculty of Applied Science (Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering) will receive their degrees at the ceremony, the first of 19 to take place over the next two weeks.
Former Dean of Applied Science Tom Harris was the guest speaker. Dr. Williams's appointment took effect May 1. He will provide leadership for the university for the next 12 to 14 months until the next principal is appointed. Dr. Karen Hitchcock announced her decision to withdraw her request for reappointment to a second term as principal last month.
For the full convocation schedule, see page 14 of the May 26 Queen's Gazette (available online at http://qnc.queensu.ca/gaz_online.php).