Western welcomes new vice-provost for academic programs

Accomplished academic and administrative leader Susan Lewis joins Western as vice-provost (academic programs) on Sept. 2 for a five-year term. 

“Susan has an impressive track record of leadership in advancing the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigenization, and has shown great commitment toward enhancing and strengthening experiential and work-integrated learning for students,” said Florentine Strzelczyk, provost and vice-president (academic). “I look forward to working with Susan on pursuing our strategic priorities.” 

Lewis comes to Western from the University of Victoria (UVic) in British Columbia, where she has been serving as associate vice-president, academic planning, and acting vice-provost since 2020. She was previously dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts at UVic, with the primary responsibility of leading a culture of excellence in teaching, research and creative practices. 

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