Vice-President, Administration and Operations
Saeed Zolfaghari was appointed vice-president, administration and operations (VPAO) effective January 10, 2022.
Saeed brings years of experience in administration and leadership to his new role at the university. Most recently, from 2020-21, he was interim provost and vice-president, academic, serving as the university’s chief academic officer and chief operating officer at a time marked by the challenges of the pandemic. In that position he also co-chaired both the Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Working Group and the Presidential Implementation Committee to Confront Anti-Black Racism.
Prior to his time as interim provost, Saeed served as vice-provost, faculty affairs for six years, where his responsibilities included setting strategic direction for appointments of faculty and contract lecturers and overseeing programs that foster faculty development and renewal. From 2010-2014 he was senior advisor, academic space planning.
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