University Senate re-elected Vera Pezer for a second three-year term as chancellor at its meeting on April 17.
“When I became chancellor the first term, I wanted to promote the university to alumni, students and the wider community,” said Pezer. “That wish hasn’t changed. I will continue to work vigorously on behalf of the university, and now I’ve got more experience than I had the first time.”
Pezer earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. Before first being elected as chancellor in 2007, she held various faculty and administrative positions at the U of S, and helped establish offices for student emergency financial assistance, disability services and aboriginal student support.
Recent revisions to the University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995, allow U of S alumni to submit nominations for chancellor to a joint nomination committee made up of both Board of Governors and University Senate representatives. Senate then votes on the nomination.