Lakehead University is searching for its next Chancellor to succeed Lyn McLeod, who has represented Lakehead admirably over the past four years. As part of the search, alumni and especially individuals and groups in communities in Northwestern Ontario and Simcoe County, are invited to submit nominations for this important position.
Lakehead University’s mission to be an innovative comprehensive university that provides an education that is about how to think, not what to think, is increasingly relevant in today’s society. An overarching theme of Lakehead University’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan is to embrace our role in creating future leaders, and in supporting the economic, social and cultural resilience of Northwestern Ontario and Simcoe County. We will achieve this by continuing to prioritize high calibre research and education, and by building strong local, global and Indigenous partnerships that champion equity and access. The Chancellor is vital in supporting and advocating for the University.
Candidate Profile and Selection Criteria
The Chancellor is the titular head of the University, who shall confer all degrees and diplomas. The Chancellor also represents the University on other ceremonial occasions and participates in outreach and philanthropic initiatives.
Lakehead University is seeking a Chancellor that is passionate about postsecondary education and the positive impacts on the lives of students and the communities we serve. The Chancellor acts as an ambassador for the University, advancing the University’s interests locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
With a willingness to foster the mission, vision, and beliefs of Lakehead, it is imperative that the Chancellor has the public stature and gravitas to advocate for Lakehead University with integrity and passion, and engage with diverse donors and friends of the University.
Lakehead University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes nominations from all qualified individuals including women, racialized persons, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups. The Chancellor will bring cultural humility and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
The position is voluntary, with a three-year term renewable by mutual consent, unremunerated except for expenses.
Nomination Process and Deadline
To submit your nomination for Lakehead’s next Chancellor, simply complete the online Chancellor Nomination Form, including a one-page biography and your nominee's contact information.