Dean of Business Administration

Update 4

May 6, 2022 


The Reappointment Committee has concluded its work, and made a recommendation to the Interim Provost. For more information, please consult the Appointments and Renewals webpage here.

Update 3

April 22, 2022 

The Dean of Business Administration has provided a summary of accomplishments and a statement of her vision for the Faculty of Business Administration for the next five years.

Faculty and staff are invited to review these documents, and to provide input in confidence to the Reappointment Committee.

Please send input no later than noon on Friday April 29, 2022 to Kristina Eckel ( in the Provost's Office. All input received will be collated, anonymized, and provided to the Reappointment Committee for their review.

Update 2

The Reappointment Committee membership has been determined. 

4 faculty members: Megan Costiuk, Gordon Pennycook, Dwight Heinrichs, Morina Rennie 
1 Leaders Council Representative: Shelley Thiel
1 APT Representative: Anne Lauf
1 CUPE Representative: Marisa Henderson
1 Out-of-Scope Representative: Maria De Chellis
1 Hill Student: Noah Ziolkowski
1 Levene Student: Dhurga Nandhini Balasubramaniyam
1 member of Deans' Council: Harold Riemer
Provost (Chair): david Gregory 
Supported by Kristina Eckel (Provost's Office) and Nancy Kazeil (Human Resources)

The Dean's summary of accomplishments and vision documents will be made available on this webpage, and a call for input will go out to faculty, staff and students.

Update 1

April 8, 2022

Dean Gina Grandy's term as Dean of Business Administration ends on June 30, 2023.

University policy governing out-of-scope academic administrative appointments (EMP-010-030) calls for a review in the penultimate (4th) year of appointment, provided both parties agree to consider a second term. Here is the relevant passage from that policy:

During the penultimate year of an out-of-scope individual’s term, the Supervising Authority and the individual will meet. If the two agree that a subsequent term should be considered, the Supervising Authority will initiate the renewal process.

The Supervising Authority will establish a Reappointment Committee which is advisory to the Supervising Authority. The Supervising Authority shall ensure that the committee has appropriate representation from the University community and other appropriate stakeholders. The composition of the committee shall be made public prior to the first meeting of the committee.

The individual will be invited to prepare a summary of accomplishments during the current term, a brief statement describing (in the content of the University’s Strategic Plan) a vision for the unit over the next five years and current curriculum vitae. The vision will be publicly available and all of the documents will be available to the committee.

The deliberations of the committee are strictly confidential. The committee will seek input from those who have worked closely with the individual. Having considered the input received and having met with the individual, the committee will advise the Supervising Authority regarding reappointment.

The Supervising Authority will consider the advice of the committee and will make a recommendation to the Appointing Authority.

As Interim Provost, I serve as the supervising authority for the Dean of Business Administration's Reappointment Committee. The President is the appointing authority. I have met with Dean Grandy, and we have agreed to consider a second term based on a successful renewal consultation with the Business Administration faculty and staff, as well as the wider University community.

Timeline for review

April 8, 2022:
Review announced; call for elections/nominations to the Reappointment Committee
April 12, 2022: Dr. Gina Grandy's summary of accomplishments and vision documents received
April 19, 2022: Composition of Reappointment Committee confirmed
April 22, 2022: Call for input made to faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders
April 29, 2022: Deadline for receipt of written input from faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders; all written input anonymized and collated by Provost's Office for review by full Committee
Beginning of May: Reappointment Committee meets to discuss input and provide recommendation
Mid-May, 2022: Provost provides recommendation to President
Mid-May, 2022: President considers recommendation
By end of May: Announcement of outcome

Composition of Reappointment Committee

4-6 Business Administration faculty members elected or selected
1 Leaders Council Representative
1 APT member of Business Administration staff elected or selected
1 CUPE member of Business Administration staff elected or selected
1 Out-of-Scope member of Business Administration staff elected or selected
1 Hill Student
1 Levene Student
1 member of Deans' Council, Dr. Harold Reimer
Provost (Chair)

I look forward to working with Business Administration faculty, staff, and students in this process. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.