Dr. Sallie Ann Keller has stepped down from her position as Vice-President, Academic & Provost at the University of Waterloo, effective immediately. Dr. Keller cited personal reasons for her decision to resign.
"On behalf of the University of Waterloo, I would like to wish Professor Keller well as she begins the next stage of her distinguished career, and thank her for her contributions to the university community," said President & Vice-Chancellor Feridun Hamdullahpur.
"Interacting with the University of Waterloo's fabulous students and dedicated faculty and staff has reminded me how important it is to alternate periods of administration with periods of research and teaching," Provost Keller said. "I'm very proud of what I've been able to accomplish as Provost, but, for personal reasons, this seems like the right time to make a change," she said. "We have a top ranked statistics and actuarial sciences department here, and I'm looking forward to being a part of it. I want to thank President Hamdullahpur for bringing me to this great university."
During her time at Waterloo, Keller helped lead the development of the University’s Strategic Mandate Agreement and response to a government white paper on the future of higher education. An Interim Provost will be appointed shortly to provide leadership to academic operations at Waterloo. The University will undertake a search for a new academic leader to fill this position on a permanent basis.