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Provost provides update on Smith School of Business deanship

Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Tom Harris provided an update regarding the deanship of the Smith School of Business on Friday, Aug. 9.

As previously announced, David Saunders’ term as dean ends on June 30, 2020. Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane has asked the Principal’s Advisory Committee (PAC) for the Smith School of Business to complete an assessment of the current state and future prospects of the school.  At the conclusion of this assessment, the committee will make a recommendation to Principal Deane as to whether or not Dean Saunders should be considered for renewal, or if a full search for a new dean should be undertaken.

Feedback from the Queen’s community will be a significant factor in the committee’s assessment. Details on how to provide input will be shared shortly.

As the mandate of the Principal’s Advisory Committee for the Smith School of Business has been modified, the committee membership may alter slightly. Updates to the membership will be posted on the Office of the Provost website.

The Smith and Queen’s community will remain informed as this process progresses.