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    Senior staff changes announced

    Three senior-level staffing changes in Human Resources and Faculty Relations will take effect in February. 

    Caroline Davis, Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration), and Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), announced today changes to senior-level appointments in Human Resources and Faculty Relations that will take effect on Feb. 1, 2016.

    Al Orth, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources), has decided to step down from his position, effective Feb. 1, 2016. 

    Al Orth, Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources), has decided to step down from his position due to health reasons.  Mr. Orth will become a part-time special adviser on a project to design and implement a Jointly Sponsored Pension Plan for Ontario universities.  

    “Al Orth is an accomplished human resources professional who has an extensive background in the field. In the five years he was with Human Resources, he led a number of initiatives to strengthen and improve services based on the recommendations of a comprehensive review that was carried out in 2010,” says VP Davis. “I would like to thank Al for his contributions since joining Queen’s in 2011, including the improvements he has brought about in relations between Queen’s and its unions. I wish him a speedy return to good health.”  

    Dan Bradshaw, Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations), will be appointed Interim Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources) effective Feb. 1, 2016.

    Dan Bradshaw will be appointed interim associate vice-principal (human resources) and Dan McKeown will be appointed interim associate vice-principal (faculty relations). Mr. Bradshaw has been the director of faculty relations, and subsequently associate vice-principal (faculty relations) since August 2009.

    “I would like to thank Dan Bradshaw for his leadership during his time in Faculty Relations. Among many accomplishments, Dan’s contributions have included improving relations with Queen’s University Faculty Association, as well as successfully negotiating two renewed collective agreements on behalf of Queen’s,” says Harrison.  “I look forward to working with Dan McKeown in his new role. He brings a wealth of experience to the position. I wish them both every success in their new appointments.”

    Dan McKeown, Associate Director of Faculty Relations, will be appointed interim Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations) effective Feb. 1, 2016.

    Mr. McKeown has significant experience as a practising labour and employment lawyer in private practice and as a senior in-house counsel. Prior to joining Queen’s in 2014 as associate director of Faculty Relations, he was managing counsel, Labour & Employment, at CIBC.