Provost designate Rhonda Lenton has issued this message to the York University community:
Professor Pitt is currently serving as dean of the Faculty of Education; to ensure continuity in the Vice-Provost’s portfolio, she will be seconded from that position to take up this new opportunity for an 18-month term, commencing Dec. 1. She brings to the position a wealth of experience and leadership in relation to curriculum development and community partnerships, having served as associate dean pre-service in the Faculty of Education prior to her appointment as Dean in 2008. As Vice-Provost Academic, she will have responsibility for quality assurance, community engagement and access initiatives.
Professor Pitt holds a PhD in Education from the University of Toronto, with specializations in curriculum theory, critical/feminist pedagogy and cultural studies in education; and she has published widely in these fields, as well as teacher education. She has been a colleague at York since 1995, and became a full professor in 2009.
I am very grateful to Alice for agreeing to take on this key position in our institution and I look forward to working with her to continue to advance York’s academic priorities. Please join with me in welcoming and congratulating her as she takes on this new role.
Arrangements with regard to the appointment of an interim dean of the Faculty of Education will be announced in the near future.