Chair, University Secretary
As University Secretary Mr. Knox is responsible for providing leadership and expertise to enable the effective operation of the governance system of Queen’s University. He serves as the University’s most senior advisor on governance-related issues and on associated legislative and legal matters.
Lon has extensive experience in the practice of public law, including routinely appearing before the courts and administrative tribunals and has taught administrative law and tribunal practice and procedure. Previously Lon was General Counsel and University Secretary at Trent University, the Director of Legislative Services and Senior Solicitor with the City of Oshawa, the Town Solicitor for the Town of Aurora and, prior to that, was in private practice with a full service law firm
Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity, and Inclusion)
Stephanie Simpson has worked in the Human Rights and Equity Office since 1996. In 2018, Stephanie became the Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion). Stephanie plays a lead role in enhancing the university's work to create a more inclusive environment and leads the development and implementation of a long-term strategic plan to guide institutional areas of focus and university wide objectives aimed at advancing human rights, equity and inclusion at Queen's.
Stephanie holds a Master of Education degree and a Master of Laws degree from Queen’s. Her research has focused on how racism and processes of racialization affect youth in smaller urban centres such as Kingston, as well as adjudicative silences with respect to racial inequality and access to justice for racial equality seekers. Stephanie also represents Queen's on the Kingston Immigration Partnership Operations Committee Council, currently acting as the Council’s Co-Chair.
Associate Vice-Principal (Human Resources)
As the Associate Vice-Principal of Human Resources at Queen’s University, Steven oversees all facets of Human Resources, leading the development of the department’s strategic goals and objectives. Working closely with senior leadership, Steven strives to ensure all employees have access to the resources they need to be healthy and successful.
Steven is a graduate of the Queen’s Commerce program and a CPA. Before his current role in Human Resources, Steven spent over twenty years with the Smith School of Business at Queen’s where he was the Executive Director of Finance, Administration and Operations. Prior to joining Queen’s, he was a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and the Financial Controller for Strathcona Paper. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Hospital, the Jean Mance Foundation, and the Finance Committee for Hotel Dieu Hospital. Steven was also a past Chair of the Audit Committee for Hotel Dieu Hospital and the President of the Eastern Ontario Chartered Accountants Association.
Director, Environmental Health and Safety
As the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Dan leads a multifunctional team that is responsible for directing, planning, and managing the delivery of environmental health and safety services and programs to promote a healthy and safe work and study environment at the university and to comply with all levels of environmental health and safety legislation. Dan, and his team, monitor the university's due diligence by developing and maintaining evaluation system to monitor compliance. This includes providing expert advice to senior administrators, faculties and departments on environmental health and safety risk. Dan holds a BA (Honours) and a MSc from the University of Guelph and prior to joining Queen's University, he worked extensively in the oil and gas sector both in Canada and the Middle East. Previously, he served as the Chair of the Council of Environmental Health & Safety Officers for Ontario Universities (CEHSO) and was Vice-Chair of the Canadian Association of University Business Officer’s Risk Management Committee. Dan recently rejoined the executive of CEHSO and is a member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists and the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers.
Assistant Dean, Support Services and Community Engagement
This role is temporarily filled by Norma Jean Barett, Director, Student Conduct Office.
The Intake Assessment Team may be adjusted from time to time to include individuals who may inform the proper assessment of a complaint or report, such as the Associate Vice-Principal (Faculty Relations) and/or the Assistant Dean (Student Services and Community Engagement).