Principal Woolf no longer seeking third term

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Principal Daniel Woolf told the Joint Board/Senate Committee on Tuesday of his plans to withdraw from consideration for a third term as Principal of Queen’s University.  
Principal Daniel Woolf told the Joint Board/Senate Committee on Tuesday of his plans to withdraw from consideration for a third term as Principal of Queen’s University. 
 
“After considerable further reflection over the past several weeks, I have concluded that after having served for 10 years it would be best for Queen’s, and for me, to step down from the principalship at the conclusion of my current term,” Woolf told The Gazette.
 
“Having requested consideration for the reappointment during the summer, I have been led to this conclusion both by a sense that the renewal process will be good for the university and by my own wish to return to full-time research and teaching as a professor in the Department of History for a few years prior to to retirement, following a period of administrative leave.”
 
Woolf’s decision to withdraw brings to a conclusion the work of the Joint Board/Senate Committee to review the Principalship, led by Chancellor Jim Leech.
 
Chancellor Leech told The Gazette, “as for next steps, the university will now begin the process of choosing a new principal and details of the recruitment process will be announced as they become available in the new year.”
 
Principal Woolf will step down at the end of his current term on June 30, 2019.
 
The Journal will update with more information as it becomes available.

 

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