University of Saskatchewan welcomes new University Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- January 31, 2013 2013-01-14-OTHER Saskatoon - University of Saskatchewan President Ilene Busch-Vishniac today announced that Elizabeth Williamson has been appointed as university secretary. Williamson steps into the role on April 8. She replaces Lea Pennock who will retire from the position on March 31 after eight years as university secretary.

"Elizabeth brings the right combination of skills and experience to the senior position of university secretary," said Busch-Vishniac. "I am grateful for the strong foundation created by Lea Pennock and confident the university's governance and policy requirements will be in good hands."
Trained as a lawyer, Williamson is currently the director of legal services in governance for Cameco Corporation. She comes to the U of S with a long and varied background in governance, legal services and policy development.
Duties of the university secretary include:
•Governance: supporting the governance of the university, including the Board of Governors, Senate, General Academic Assembly and University Council
•Appeals and discipline: administering procedures for hearings related to student academic conduct, student non-academic conduct, and faculty promotion and tenure
•Protocol and ceremonies: university protocol and ceremonies such as convocation
•Policy: Administration and interpretation of university policies and matters of jurisdiction and governance related to policies
•Administrative oversight of the university's internal audit function
For more information, contact:
Gillian Galambos
University Communications
(306) 966-6559

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