Acadia seeks nominations for next Chancellor

Acadia University seeks nominations for Chancellor.

Dr. Libby Burnham’s term as Chancellor of Acadia University expires in June 2018. Having served two terms, Dr. Burnham, Acadia’s 6th Chancellor and first woman to hold the post, has decided to not seek re-appointment. Therefore, Acadia’s Board of Governors has authorized, in accordance with Board Policy C.020 Chancellor, Appointment and Renewal, the establishment of a Search Committee to find her successor.

The Chancellor is an honorary officer who presides over and assists in all ceremonies of the University, including convocation, and is a member of the Board of Governors and Senate. 

Any person who wishes to nominate an individual for the position of Chancellor may do so. Nominations are submitted confidentially, and nominators should not contact the individual they are nominating or let them know that they are being nominated. Nominators should use the attached Nomination Form to submit a nomination to the Committee.

Consistent with Acadia's commitment to equity and diversity, we encourage nominations of individuals from designated equity groups including Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and people of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Nominations should be forwarded by February 5, 2018 under confidential cover to:

Kathy O'Connor, Secretary
Search Committee for the Chancellor
c/o Office of the Board of Governors, Room 216
Acadia University, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6

To download the nomination form click here


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