New vice-principal (research) starts September

Microbiologist Steven Liss to replace Rowe

Microbiologist Steven Liss will replace Kerry Rowe as Queen’s vice-principal (research) on Sept. 1.

Rowe, who has held the position for two five-year terms, will retire at the end of August.

Liss, University of Guelph’s associate vice-president (research), was appointed for the position.
He received his PhD in applied microbiology from the University of Saskatchewan.

Liss told the Queen’s News Centre he thinks it’s a privilege to step into the role.

“I believe that progressive solutions and innovative plans can form the basis of strategies in the research enterprise to assist the University in addressing critical challenges and in leading in the creation of new opportunities,” he said.

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