September 21, 2010
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sheilagh Dunn as Director, Public and Government Affairs, effective October 4, 2010.
Sheilagh is currently Assistant Director, Industry Partnerships in the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research). In taking a lead role in government relations for the University, Sheilagh brings considerable knowledge and involvement in many of the key policy issues facing the University, based on her years of experience with the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), with the Office of Advancement and positions at all three levels of government. Sheilagh has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from Queen's and a Master's of Education from OISE/University of Toronto.
Reporting directly to me, Sheilagh will be a part of a team developing strategies and will execute operational plans to advance University priority initiatives in alignment with public and government interests. She will also support goals-oriented government liaison.
Sheilagh succeeds Sean Conway, who is continuing as a Fellow in the School of Policy Studies and teaching in Political Studies, after serving four years as Special Advisor to the Principal (External Relations). For just over a year he was also Acting V-P (Advancement) prior to Tom Harris's appointment in Jan 2010. Sean's background and expertise in government relations helped to advance the University's interests and priorities in Ottawa, Queen's Park and here in Kingston.
Please join me in thanking Sean for his continuing contributions to Queen's and in welcoming Sheilagh to her new role.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor