University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

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Suite F300 Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-6095
Fax: (613) 533-2793

Office Location Map (pdf 248 KB)

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Name and Contact Information Responsibilities

Lon Knox
Secretary of the University & Corporate Counsel
613-533-6000 ext. 77226

Responsible for all governance matters, including strategic and administrative support for the three governing bodies.  Serves as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Senate. Responsible for corporate, commercial and real property legal matters. 

Meeting requests: Suzan Moase, Business Manager



Lisa Newton
University Counsel
613-533-6000 ext. 74024

Provides legal advice on all issues with legal implications affecting the University and is also responsible for the operational aspects of access to information, privacy, and information security.

Meeting requests: Suzan Moase, Business Manager


Lavonne Hood
Senior Legal Counsel
613-533-6000 ext. 78970

Provides legal advice on all issues with legal implications affecting the University, in particular those pertaining to students.
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Carolyn Heald
Director, University Records Management and Chief Privacy Officer 
613-533-6000 ext. 75226 

Responsible for the University’s access to information and protection of privacy program as well as the University’s records management program.  Works cooperatively with IT to support effective information security.

Meeting requests: 

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Yvonne Holland
Director, Leasing and Contract Management 
613-533-6000 ext. 77906

Responsible for the negotiation of leasing for off-campus space for departments, and the ongoing management of leases and legal contracts.
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Rebecca Coupland
Director and Associate Secretary of the University
613-533-6000 ext. 77441 

Manages the planning, organization, research and administrative services to support the Board of Trustees, Senate, and University Council and their committees as administered by the Secretariat and the Policy Advisory Subcommittee.  




Suzan Moase
Business Manager
613-533-6000 ext. 78905

Provides executive-level support for the University Counsel and manages the financial administration of the unit as a whole.
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Jordan Phoenix
Records Manager
613-533-6000 ext. 74250 

Provides advice and assistance to all units in the implementation of the University’s records management program.  Supports the processing of FIPPA requests.

Chelsea Cusack
Governance Officer  
613-533-6000 ext. 77927

Coordinates executive and administrative support to the governing bodies, particularly the Board of Trustees and University Council, including elections, databases, and the governance portal.    

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Karen Logan
Governance Officer  
613-533-6000 ext. 78194

Provides executive and administrative support to ensure the viability of governance procedures, with a focus on the University Senate and its committees. 

Terri Flindall
Special Events Officer 
613-533-6000 ext. 77225

Provides special events planning and support to the Secretariat.  Primary contact for CUBA 2019 National Conference.

Chelsey Sisson
Governance Assistant


Provides administrative support to the Senate, Board, and Council along with the unit's records management, privacy, and access to information functions.  General reception and administrative and accounting support.

Rose Pennock
Lease Coordinator 
613-533-6000 ext. 75164

Leasing and contract support for Yvonne Holland, Director, Leasing and Contract Management.