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Vice-President (Administration) Search

Update 3: 16 May 2022

The Search Advisory Committee has finalized the job advertisement for the position of Vice-President (Administration) and it can be found on the search firms web-page:

To apply or explore this key leadership position at the University of Regina further, please contact Jane Griffith ( and Sam Walton (  This position is being posted and circulated to a variety of recruitment venues by our search firm.

Should you wish to send names and contact information of possible candidates, please send that information to Jane and/or Sam and they will reach out to those individuals directly.

Thank you,

Jeff Keshen


Update 2: 14 April 2022

The Search Advisory Committee for the next full-term Vice-President (Administration) recommended that a consultant be engaged to help with the search.  The committee has since prepared a Request for Proposals (RFP) that was issued for a period of two weeks by Supply Management Services.  All submissions were subsequently forwarded for evaluation by the committee who selected Griffith Group as the consultant to be engaged in the search.  Griffith Group will begin assisting the committee immediately to ensure that the most qualified and diverse pool of candidates possible will be considered in the open search.

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Keshen


Update 1: 24 February 2022

In a February 11 message, I asked for volunteers and nominations to serve on the Search Advisory Committee for the next Vice-President (Administration). As Chair of the committee, per the Out-of-Scope Senior Appointments Policy I am responsible for establishing a diverse and representative committee that reflects the University’s commitment to Reconciliation and to Equity, Diversity, and inclusion.

To that end, and considering both the input received and the broad scope of the Vice-President (Administration) position, I have now established the Search Advisory Committee membership. Joining me on the committee are:

  • david Gregory – Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
  • Kathy McNutt – Vice-President (Research)
  • Lamont Stradeski – Associate Vice-President (Finance)
  • Pat Patton – Director (Security and Operations)
  • Cheryl Pollard – Dean (Faculty of Nursing)
  • Michele Sorensen – Assistant Professor (Faculty of Social Work)
  • Melanie Brice – Assistant Professor (Faculty of Education) and Gabriel Dumont Research Chair in Métis/Michif Education
  • Shane Belter – CUPE representative (Facilities Management)
  • Barb Elich – APT representative (Registrar’s Office)
  • Rebecca Morris-Hurl – Student representative (Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research)

The committee will hold its first meeting shortly, at which time it will recommend whether an executive search firm should be contracted, and whether short-listed candidates should be required to give a public presentation.

The committee will be supported in its work by Ms D’arcy Schauerte from the President’s Office and Ms Nancy Kazeil of Human Resources.

Thank you to the committee members for participating in this important process, and thank you to all who volunteered or nominated a colleague to serve.

Updates on the committee’s progress will be provided as they are available.

Yours sincerely,

Jeff Keshen
President and Vice-Chancellor