The Office of the President team assists the University President with day-to-day activities on and off-campus. This includes setting and managing the President’s calendar of activities, working with internal and external stakeholders to move the University forward and managing the President’s communications activities and outreach efforts, including keynote addresses, digital presence, and more.

The Office of the President is located on the third floor of Needles Hall, Room 3073. Browse our team directory for details on how best the Office of the President staff can assist you. 

The University Leadership Team

The President of the university provides leadership in all matters internal and external.

The President, according to the terms of the University of Waterloo Act, 1972, is to be appointed by the Board of Governors in such manner and for such term or terms as shall be determined, from time to time, by agreement of the Board of Governors and the Senate.

Meet other members of the University Leadership Team:

James Rush

James Rush
Vice-President, Academic and Provost

Sandra Banks

Sandra Banks
Vice-President, University Relations

Charmaine Dean

Charmaine Dean
Vice-President, Research and International

Dennis Huber

Dennis Huber
Vice-President, Administration & Finance

Joanne Shoveller

Joanne Shoveller
Vice-President, Advancement

Karen Jack

Karen Jack
University Secretary

Sheila Ager

Sheila Ager
Dean, Faculty of Arts

Mary Wells

Mary Wells
Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Jean Andrey

Jean Andrey
Dean, Faculty of Environment

Lili Liu

Lili Liu
Dean, Faculty of Health

Mark Giesbrecht

Mark Giesbrecht
Dean, Faculty of Mathematics

Bob Lemieux

Bob Lemieux
Faculty of Science

Learn more about leadership and governance at the University of Waterloo.