University Relations announces incoming AVP

Gordon Hunchak will join the University Relations leadership team at the University of Saskatchewan as associate vice president, strategic communications, and chief communications officer (AVP/CCO) on September 18, 2017.

By University Communications

Hunchak, a U of S grad (BComm’87) with wide-ranging experience in goal-oriented communications and marketing, currently serves as associate vice-president, external relations at Brock University. Prior to that, Hunchak’s career included senior marketing, communications and planning positions at Canadian Tire Financial Services, Meridian Credit Union and Niagara College Canada.

“Gord rose to the top of an international search based on his diverse experience and demonstrated success at his previous organizations,” stated Debra Pozega Osburn, vice-president, University Relations. “He has a keen understanding of the opportunities and challenges that face today’s post-secondary sector as well as a deep connection with the U of S, its mission, and its vision.”

As AVP/CCO, Hunchak will provide campus-wide leadership and vision to support and advance institutional reputation. He will work with units across campus to develop and oversee an integrated, strategic, and contemporary institutional communications strategy and provide the necessary leadership to ensure both innovation and consistency in the university’s marketing and communications work.

“This is a homecoming for me and I am excited to be joining the U of S in this role,” said Hunchak. “The U of S is among the top universities in Canada, and I am looking forward to working with colleagues across campus to make sure everyone knows it.”