Presidential Committees

University Strategic Council


The purpose of the University Strategic Council USC) is to support the development and implementation of institutional plans that have been approved by the Mount Royal Board of Governors. Institutional plans include: Institutional Strategic Plan, Academic Plan, Student Services Plan, Research Plan and Information Technology Plan. USC may consider major institutional committee work and work of institutional task forces that support but may not be directly identified in institutional plans.

Committee charter

Membership 2017/2018

David DochertyPresident, Chair
Jane O'ConnorDirector, University Secretariat
Amy NixonChief of Staff
Lesley BrownProvost and Vice-President, Academic
Bryan WeismillerSpecial Advisor to the Provost, Academic Affairs
Stephen PriceDean, Faculty of Health, Community and Education
Jonathan WitheyDean, Faculty of Science and Technology
Jennifer PettitActing Dean, Faculty of Arts
Elizabeth EvansDean, Faculty of Business and Communication Studies
Charles WebberDean, Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension
Meagan BowlerInterim University Librarian
Michael QuinnAssociate Vice-President, Research, Scholarship and Community Engagement
Jim ZimmerVice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning
Dianne MacDonaldDirector, International Education
Phil WarsabaAssociate Vice-President, Enrolment Services
Carol DeLongDirector, Academic Affairs
Theresa MatusDirector, Academic Development Centre
Alice MacKichanDirector, Admissions and Recruitment
Don BestDirector, Office of Student Success
Duane AndersonVice-President, Administrative Services
Annalise Van HamAssociate Vice-President, Financial Services
Aaron LeBlancAssociate Vice-President, Business and Retail Services
Grant SommerfeldAssociate Vice-President, Facilities Management
VacantAssociate Vice-President, Human Resources
Mei LeeExecutive Advisor, Office of the VP Administrative Services and University Advancement
Michael BarrChief Information Officer, Information Technology Services
Steve FittererVice-President, Student Affairs and Campus Life
Catharine LindlandDirector, Student Learning Services
John FischerDirector, Iniskim Centre
Colleen BradleyDirector, Career Services
Kandi McElaryDirector, Wellness Services
Karla KarchDirector, Athletics and Recreation
Patricia PardoDirector, Accessibility Services
Stephanie StoneDirector and Advisor, Diversity and Human Rights
Mark KellerDirector, Residence Services
Shane SimpsonExecutive Advisor, Student Affairs and Campus Life
Paul RossmannVice-President, University Advancement
Terry KellamExecutive Director, Development
Eleanor FingerDirector, Alumni Relations
Rebecca BowmanDirector, Advancement Services and Annual Giving
Melanie RogersAssociate Vice-President, Marketing and Communications
Peter BrodskySenior Advisor, Government Relations

For further information, contact:

Amy Nixon

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