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Queen’s University:
Thomas R. Williams, Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Thomas R. Williams
From The Globe and Mail

Queen’s University’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Tom Williams as Principal and Vice-Chancellor. Dr. Williams has served in many key leadership roles at Queen’s since arriving in 1977 to assume the position of Dean, Faculty of Education. Subsequent appointments include Vice-Principal (Operations and University Finance); Vice-Principal (Institutional Relations); and Acting Director of the School of Policy Studies. Currently, he is Chair of the Building Committee for the University’s Performing Arts Centre. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. from McGill University, both in Educational Administration, and a B.Sc. in Chemistry from McGill University.

Dr. Williams sits on the boards of both Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital. He is a past board member with the Kingston Community Foundation and former Chair of the Board of Kingston YMCA. In the late nineties, he served a term as the honorary president of the Queen’s Alma Mater Society.

One of Canada's leading universities, Queen's has an international reputation for scholarship, research and a diverse and vibrant learning environment. With its strong tradition of public service, the University has been engaging the world and helping to shape Canadian values and policies, educating many of the country's most notable political and cultural figures for over 165 years.


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