Search for Director, School of Public Policy

The University of Calgary has commenced the search for a new Director for the School of Public Policy.

The Selection Committee is in the process of being struck and the committee members will be listed further down on this page. The committee will represent a broad stakeholder group in accordance with our university policy. 

This page will be updated throughout the search process, so please visit again soon. 


Director, School of Public Policy

The Director, School of Public Policy will be an accomplished applied policy researcher and a pragmatic leader who is motivated to lead change at Canada’s top Public Policy School.  As a forward-thinking strategic visionary, the Director will be responsible for the overall administration and operations of the School, providing leadership for academic activities, scholarship, community engagement, and fund development activities. The Director will enhance the School's position in campus, city, provincial, national, and international settings by working collaboratively with an engaged internal executive team and across campus with other leaders to develop and implement the School's next strategic vision. That vision will define standards of excellence and identify considerations and directions for new growth as the School moves towards its second decade. As a trustworthy and visible leader, the Director will guide and promote a vision to the broader community to attract resources and secure funding for sustainability and growth.

Provide feedback

Provide confidential feedback for the search for the Director for the School of Public Policy. All feedback will be taken into consideration by the committee and search consultant. 

Once the committee is struck, the membership will be posted. 

  1. Chair

    Teri Balser

  2. VP (Research) Representative

    Katrina Milaney

  3. Academic staff member from the SPP

    Myles Leslie 

  4. Academic staff member from the SPP

    Blake Shaffer

  5. Academic staff member from the SPP

    Jennifer Winter

  6. Academic staff member from the SPP

    Jennifer Zwicker

  7. Decanal Representative

    Ian Holloway

  8. MaPS Representative from the SPP

    Christine Verdonck

  9. AUPE Representative from SPP

    Crystal Hickey 

  10. SPP Student

    Rachelle Drummond

  11. GFC Representative

    Cheryl Barnabe

  12. GFC Representative

    Petra Dolata

  13. Community Representative

    Darrell Beaulieu

Contact the Search Consultants

We seek your advice as we search for a new Director for the School of Public Policy. All responses will be kept confidential. 

Janet Soles & Associates is the firm supporting the search. Please contact their consultants directly with your questions, applications or nominations.

Janet Soles
587-586-8555
jsoles@jssearch.ca