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Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green to step down

Current Deputy Provost, Academic Operations and Inclusion, Teri Shearer will serve as Interim Provost starting July 1, 2022.

Today, Principal and Vice Chancellor Patrick Deane shared with the Queen’s community that Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green will be stepping down, effective July 1, 2022.

The following is Principal Deane’s message and Dr. Green’s letter:

Dear Colleagues,

It is with regret that I write to you today to inform you that Dr. Mark Green has made the personal decision to step down from his role as Provost and Vice-Principal Academic effective July 1, 2022. I want to thank Provost Green for his dedication in serving the university over the past two years, especially during such extraordinary times. Dr. Teri Shearer, currently our Deputy Provost, Academic Operations and Inclusion, will serve as Interim Provost while we commence a formal search for a new Provost.  

Provost Green has written a message regarding his resignation for the community which I would like to share with you. It is provided below. I trust you will all join me in thanking Dr. Green for his service and wish him well upon his return to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.  

Patrick Deane
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green
Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Mark Green

It has truly been an honour and a privilege to serve as Queen’s Provost and Vice-Principal Academic. Queen’s is a remarkable place, and I am honoured to have been part of the Queen’s family for more than 30 years, including most recently as Provost and Vice-Principal Academic. 

The last two years have been extremely busy, challenging, and rewarding, and I am so proud of the way the Queen’s team has stepped up to face these challenges together. Even though the focus has been on COVID-19 and keeping the university safe, I am proud of a number of important initiatives that we have been able to accomplish during these difficult times.

Dealing with some of these issues has taken a significant amount of time and energy and like many people recently, I have taken time to reflect and think about the future. After a discussion with my family and balancing personal and professional considerations, I have decided to step down from my role as provost. I would like to thank everyone for their support and guidance over the past two years. My lifelong commitment to Queen’s has not changed, and I am looking forward to continuing my research, my work to improve equity, diversity, and Indigenization in academia, and most importantly, my teaching, something I have truly missed while serving in this role. I wish the very best for everyone.

Mark Rahswahérha Green
Provost and Vice-Principal Academic