Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lorraine Dyke Appointed as Vice-Provost

To all Members of the Carleton Community,

I am pleased to announce that Dr. Lorraine Dyke has been appointed Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) for a three-year term effective July 1, 2017. She was the unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee and will succeed Dr. John Shepherd who is retiring at the end of June.

The Search Committee was very impressed with Prof. Dyke’s 21 years of experience as an academic leader and innovator, and her passion for collaboration, innovation and the quality of the student experience. Through her experience as Associate Dean for Professional Graduate programs, as founder and former Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW), and as a member of many Sprott and university committees, she will bring to this position valuable strategic and operational skills.

Reporting directly to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) provides the primary support to the Provost with responsibilities for implementing strategic initiatives, operational academic planning, academic quality assurance, academic program and curriculum development, liaison with Senate and support for the administration of academic affairs within the Office of the Provost. The Vice-Provost assumes the role of Acting Provost in the absence of the Provost. The position of Vice-Provost is a full-time administrative appointment.

Dr. Dyke is presently a Professor of Management and Strategy and the Associate Dean, MBA Programs in the Sprott School of Business. In this role, she is responsible for both Sprott’s domestic and international MBA programs – offered in Asia and South America – plus the School’s new Master of Accounting degree. Prof. Dyke holds an MBA and PhD in Management from Queen’s University, and a BA (Honours) in English Literature from the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Dyke has spoken and published extensively on the changing dynamics of the workforce and diversity issues. Major monographs include a guide to managing diversity in law firms, a cross‑cultural study of attitudes towards women in management, and large studies in the federal public service, the high-tech sector and policing. Dr. Dyke is also the recipient of six Best Paper Awards for her research. Her consulting experience includes work with some of Canada’s largest public- and private-sector organizations, including a major executive training initiative on diversity, a custom leadership program for a federal agency and various projects on workplace climate issues.

In 2014, Dr. Dyke was the recipient of a Leading Women Building Communities Award from the Government of Ontario. Dr. Dyke has also been awarded a Carleton Graduate Mentoring Award and the Graduate Students’ Association Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching at Carleton University. She has been nominated by Carleton alumnae for a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Person’s Case, as a YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction and for a Capital Educators’ Award.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Vice-Provost Search Committee (see below for the membership) for their care and diligent work in completing a successful search process.

While we will take time to thank John Shepherd on May 31 at his university-wide retirement celebration, I would like to thank him personally for the assistance he has provided me over these past years in his role as Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic). His professionalism and knowledge in so many areas of academic administration will be a huge loss for Carleton, but we are grateful for his many contributions during a long and successful academic career at Carleton. I look forward to joining you and celebrating his achievements on May 31.

In the meantime, please join me in congratulating Lorraine Dyke on her appointment as Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic).

Dr. Peter J. Ricketts
Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
Carleton University

Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) Search Committee 2017

  1. Peter Ricketts, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) (Chair)
  2. Craig Bennell, Professor, Department of Psychology
  3. Suzanne Blanchard, Vice-President (Students and Enrolment) and University Registrar
  4. Robert Burk, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Interim Chair of Health Sciences
  5. Adrian Chan, Professor, Department of Systems and Computer Engineering; Associate Dean (Programs and Awards), Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs
  6. Wallace Clement, Interim Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  7. Mary Francoli, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication
  8. Ahmed Hassan, Graduate Student Representative (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
  9. Amber Lannon, Associate University Librarian – Academic Services
  10. Roland Thomas, Professor Emeritus, Sprott School of Business
  11. Norah Vollmer, Manager, Faculty Affairs, Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Committee Support: Rosemary O’Hearn, Executive Assistant, Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

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