The task of driving the BISC forward, implementing its strategic vision and ensuring many more students will be wearing BISC scarves for years to come, has been given to Dr. J Hugh Horton. He has been appointed as BISC Vice-Provost and Executive Director, for a five-year term effective July 1, 2017, based at the Castle.
Dr. Horton is a Professor of Chemistry and most recently served as the Interim Vice-Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science (FAS) at Queen's University. Over the past seven years, he has held several leadership positions within the faculty, including Associate Dean (Studies) and Associate Dean (International).
The stakeholders he met throughout the selection process were impressed with his academic and leadership record, his deep understanding of both the BISC and Queen's, and his international experience. Provost and Vice Principal Benoit-Antoine Bacon said of Hugh’s appointment, “He brings to the role tremendous personal integrity, conscientiousness and commitment to the continued success of the BISC. Dr. Horton will work with the current management team, who will continue in their respective roles, towards building on their remarkable accomplishments over the past few years.”