Chair of the Presidential Search Committee offers update to the University

Rick Waugh, chair of the Presidential Search Committee, has issued the following update to the University community:

Dear members of the York University community,

Since our last update on December 2, 2016, the Presidential Search Committee continues to progress in our comprehensive search for our next president.

The committee’s work has been guided by Principles to Govern Presidential Search Committees and the profile of the ideal candidate. We have narrowed the candidate search to those who we believe exemplify the qualities, skills and experience required to meet the needs of York and champion our commitment to achieving new levels of excellence as a leading global university.

The final candidates are talented individuals who exhibit strong university leadership and academic acumen. Everyone in the York community will understand that confidentiality is important at this stage. All members of the Presidential Search Committee have signed confidentiality agreements. We know our community is curious about the candidates and may be tempted to ask members of the committee for information; however, we cannot disclose information about the final candidates.

I want to thank members of the Presidential Search Committee for their outstanding work on behalf of York University to select our next president.


Rick Waugh
Committee Chair