Provost and vice-president Mohamed Lachemi earlier this year.

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Mohamed Lachemi appointed interim president

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By Keith Capstick

As of Dec. 1 Mohamed Lachemi will be taking over for Sheldon Levy as the interim president of Ryerson.

Lachemi has been Ryerson’s provost and vice-president academic since 2013 and will be immediately launching a campus-wide consultation to fill that position in December.

“It’s an honour to serve Ryerson in this capacity,” said Lachemi in a press release. “I look forward to working with the community on advancing our priorities, and would like to pay tribute to Sheldon Levy for everything he has done for the university.”

The university announced on Aug. 31 that current president Levy would be leaving in December to accept a position as Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

The Ryerson Board of Governors announced the decision on Monday.

“The Board has every confidence that the university will do very well during this important time with Mohamed as interim president,” said Janice Fukakusa, chair of the board.

The university also announced that Rivi Frankle has been appointed interim vice-president advancement, after Adam B. Kahan retires in December.


More to come.


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