Dr. Jacqueline Muldoon Appointed Provost and Vice-President Academic at Trent University
President Leo Groarke is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline Muldoon as the new provost and vice-president academic of Trent University, effective January 1, 2016 for a five-year term.
Dr. Muldoon has been serving successfully as interim provost since July 1, 2015 and has a long history at Trent University. She brings to the position an intricate knowledge of the way Trent works. Of particular note is Dr. Muldoon’s work successfully overseeing the School of Education during a period in which Education programs have experienced exceptional challenges in Ontario.
“The provost and vice-president academic oversees the academic operations of the University. We are lucky to be able to appoint someone with Jackie’s experience. In a series of administrative positions – as chair, as dean, with the Faculty Association and on innumerable committees -- she has excelled,” said Dr. Leo Groarke. “I am especially pleased to appoint an “insider” who knows Trent as well as anyone. I hope that she and I will be able promote and foster the development of Trent in a way that combines her knowledge of how Trent works and my own knowledge of the system and the way that things are done elsewhere. I believe that her appointment bodes well for our future.”
Speaking of the appointment, Dr. Muldoon said: “I am honoured to take on the challenging and exciting position of provost at Trent University. Acting as the interim provost, I have had great experiences working with all groups at Trent, including students, deans, faculty and senior leadership. I look forward to continuing to build on these relationships moving forward.”
Beginning her career at Trent in 1983 as a professor in the Department of Economics, Dr. Muldoon served as head of the Business Administration program from 1998 to 2007 and was appointed director of the School of Education and Professional Learning in 2007. She took on her current role as dean of the School of Education in 2010. Prof. Muldoon also serves as an executive member and chair of the Ontario Association of Deans of Education. Her research interests are in the area of health economics, in particular consumer choice and income inequality in accessing health care.
Reporting to the president, the provost is the University’s chief academic officer, overseeing Trent’s academic administration, and the strategies, planning, development, implementation and assessment of its academic priorities, policies and programs. The provost works closely with the president, deans, faculty, student leadership and other key stakeholders to build on Trent’s achievements, set priorities and develop and execute the strategies needed to position it for long term success.
Dr. Muldoon took over the position from Dr. Gary Boire, who ended his term as provost and vice-president academic on July 1 (rather than September 1), to synchronize provostial terms with the academic year.
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