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Principal search enters new phase

Search firm gathering input from key stakeholders and the Queen’s community.

The search for a new principal for Queen’s University is now underway, with an executive search firm in place to facilitate the recruitment process.

Consultations with key internal and external stakeholders, including senior administrators, Board of Trustee members and alumni, are currently underway by the search firm Perrett Laver. As part of this process, members of the Queen’s community are also invited to share their thoughts on the search via a short public survey on the University Secretariat's website. 

“This is a great opportunity for people who are passionate about Queen’s to share their perspectives on the principalship and the overall future of the university,” says Chancellor Jim Leech. “We will use the feedback gathered to help ensure we are attracting strong candidates who are ready to build on our many successes and to meet the priorities identified in the university’s strategic framework.”

The search for a new principal began in January. Principal Daniel Woolf’s current term is scheduled to conclude on June 30, 2019.

The Joint Board-Senate Principal Search Committee is aiming to identify a first group of interviewees in the summer, and it anticipates interviews will take place in September and October. The committee will then work toward recommending a candidate to the Board of Trustees in December.

To learn more about the search process, the committee membership, or to take the survey, visit the Joint Board-Senate Principal Search Committee page on the University Secretariat’s website.