Western’s new provost shares first impressions, plans to build connections

Florentine Strzelczyk, a seasoned administrator, acclaimed scholar and avid kayaker, is already expertly navigating the waters of her new role as Western’s new provost and vice-president (academic). 

Although she officially started her position only on May 1, Strzelczyk has already spent several weeks meeting with deans and other campus leaders. She has scoured detailed binders full of numbers and policies.  

And she describes Western’s physical spaces, with their mix of tradition and innovation, as a metaphor for the university’s strategy towards a brighter, bolder future. 

Western News recently spoke to Strzelczyk, in a Q&A that offers insight into the woman who now helms Western’s academic and institutional development. 

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