President announces appointment of a new vice-president finance & administration

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York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri issues the following announcement:

I am very pleased to announce that the Board of Governors has approved the appointment of York University’s next Vice-President Finance and Administration. Following a national search, and upon the recommendation of a six-member selection committee, Carol McAulay has been appointed Vice-President Finance and Administration for a five-year term, commencing October 30, 2017.

Carol McAulay
Carol McAulay

Carol McAulay is an experienced university executive with a reputation for aligning resources and activities with strategic direction, delivering results and building responsive administrative organizations to support the institution’s academic mission. She currently serves as the Vice-President Administration at Laurentian University, a role she has held since 2011. In this role, she is responsible for the areas of finance, human resources, equity and diversity, safety and security, information technology, campus services and business operations. In addition, she has had the executive responsibility for the development of the new McEwen School of Architecture, located in Sudbury’s downtown, and for the first major modernization of the Laurentian campus since it was founded in the 1960s.

Previously, she was the Associate Director of Education for the Simcoe County District School Board, where she oversaw administrative functions for the Board including finance, facilities, human resources and information technology. Prior to that, she served as Assistant Superintendent of Business for the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, where she was responsible for system planning, financial services, facility services and human resources.

A former Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Western Ontario, Carol previously served as President of the University of Guelph Central Student Association and as Treasurer of the Ontario Federation of Students. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) degree from the University of Guelph, a Master’s of Catholic Thought from St. Jerome’s University, University of Waterloo, and is a Chartered Accountant (CPA, CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Trudy Pound-Curtis will serve as Interim Vice-President Finance and Administration until October 29, 2017. We appreciate Trudy’s willingness to undertake this important interim leadership role.

We look forward to welcoming Carol to York University, and to her leadership as the Vice-President Finance and Administration in strengthening and building on the success of the University and the broader community we serve. I know she will enjoy the support of colleagues across the University in working collaboratively to advance our strategic priorities and to champion York’s academic mission, vision and values.