On Tuesday, June 12 York University President Rhonda Lenton announced Lassonde's new Dean.
For last year a Decanal Search Committee has been working hard to find Lassonde’s next Dean. The Search Committee is composed of Lassonde students, faculty members and staff, and it is chaired by the Interim Vice-President Academic & Provost, Lisa Philipps.
The search committee has recommended the appointment of Professor Jane Goodyer to the position of Dean, for a five-year term.
Professor Goodyer will join Lassonde on October 1, 2018, and Richard Hornsey will continue as Interim Dean until that time.
She is arriving from Massey University in New Zealand, where she is a professor and, since 2017, has served as head of school in the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology. In this position, she has been a member of the College of Sciences’ executive team. She has led strategic planning to reposition organizational structures and teaching and research in the school, increase enrolments and build stronger international collaborations. Prior to this appointment, she served as the school’s associate dean for undergraduate teaching and learning, with responsibility for curriculum and student success and welfare, where she led a redesign of the curriculum, incorporating blended learning and project-based learning, resulting in improved student satisfaction and retention. Before her appointment at Massey University in 2006, she held an appointment at Coventry University in the U.K., where she was part of a research centre working with automotive businesses to apply cutting-edge research in advanced joining technologies for body-in-white manufacture.
We are excited to welcome Professor Goodyer to the Lassonde family!
Read the full announcement here.