This morning, Queen’s University announced that Dr. Daniel Woolf has been named the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor and will start his term at the university in September.
Woolf is currently a Dean and professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, and is both an alumnus of the school and a “Queen’s parent.”
“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Woolf back to Queen’s,” said Chair William Young in a press release issued this morning. “He is a noted scholar with significant leadership and management credentials that will serve the university well.”
University Chancellor David Dodge says Woolf will help the school meet the challenges ahead “in this critical time in Canadian post secondary education.”
“I am thrilled to be returning to Queen’s and to Kingston,” said Dr. Woolf in the statement. “Queen’s has remained my intellectual home and I credit my career achievements in large measure to the education I received here.”
Woolf will succeed Tom Williams, who led the University since May 2008.