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Tom Harris named new Vice Provost (Academic)

IMG 6540Provost Benoit-Antoine Bacon recently announced he will step down at the end of the month to become President and Vice-Chancellor at Carleton University in Ottawa. Principal Daniel Woolf announced that his replacement will be Tom Harris, who will begin his appointment as Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) effective July 1, 2018.

Currently head of Advancement at Queen’s, Vice-Principal Harris is a Queen’s man through and through. He graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Science in 1975 and returned in 1986 as a faculty member and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He served as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 1996 to 2007. He then became Vice-Principal (Advancement) in 2010 and successfully led the Initiative Campaign, which saw benefactors contribute an impressive $640 million for a range of university priorities, far exceeding the original target of $500 million.


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