Tom Harris reappointed for second term
Principal Daniel Woolf today announced the reappointment of Tom Harris as vice-principal (advancement) for a second five-year term, from Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2019.
“Under Vice-Principal Harris’s leadership, Queen’s has taken important steps to keep its thousands of alumni engaged, and the university is on track to meet the ambitious half-billion-dollar goal of its Initiative Campaign,” says Principal Woolf. “I am extremely pleased that Vice-Principal Harris has agreed to take on another term at the helm of advancement and continue this important work.”
Under Dr. Harris’s tenure as vice-principal, Queen’s successfully launched its Initiative Campaign, which has so far raised more than $415 million. In 2013-14 alone, Queen’s raised $71.3 million, an all-time annual fundraising record for the university.
Vice-Principal Harris graduated from Queen’s with a BSc in 1975 and returned in 1986 as a faculty member and Queen’s National Scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering. He was department head before serving as dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science from 1996 to 2007.
The reappointment of Vice-Principal Harris was recently approved by the university’s Board of Trustees.
The Initiative Campaign is the most ambitious fundraising campaign in the university’s history. It invests in priorities across the university to ensure Queen’s future as a destination for exceptional people.