Meeting Summaries & Committee Members
Chief Administrative Officer
Director, Faculty, Residential & Student Family Housing
University Operations, Ancillary Services
Gloria is the director of Faculty, Residential & Student Family Housing, Ancillary Services at the St. George Campus. She has been in her current role since 2011 and oversees the residence operation for the faculty housing and student family housing program. Her responsibilities include budget planning and finance, human resources, facility operations, tenant relations, residence life, policy and procedural development, and leadership. She has been with the University of Toronto (U of T) since 1983. Throughout her career she has held various positions with increasing responsibility in administration, operations and student services.
Office of the Governing Council
Sheree currently serves as deputy secretary of the Governing Council. Prior to joining the Office of the Governing Council in July 2012, Sheree served as the assistant provost in the Office of the Vice-President and Provost since joining the University of Toronto in September 2003. During that time she served three provosts. From 1997 to 2003 Sheree was at the University of Alberta where she was the government relations associate in the Office of the Vice-President (External Relations) from 2002 to 2003; the director of Campus Ministry & Student Services at St. Joseph College (U of A) from 1998 to 2002; and, acting director from 1997 to 1998. Sheree began her career as a legislative assistant to a Member of Parliament and was a Canadian Parliamentary intern. She holds a BA (Specialist in Political Science, Major in French Language and Literature) from U of T, an MA (Political Science) from Dalhousie University and a Master of Divinity from Newman Theological College. Sheree and her spouse Andrew have three children.
Director Enrolment Services, Faculty Registrar
Faculty of Medicine
Director, Risk Management & Insurance
Risk Management & Insurance
Associate Dean & Director
Faculty of Arts & Science, Office of the Dean
Director, International Relations
Office of the VP, International, Government & Institutional Relations
Vanessa serves as director, International Relations in the Office of International, Government & Institutional Relations (IGIR) where she is responsible for building international partnerships, coordinating international strategy and activities, managing agreements and organizing high-level delegations regarding Europe, the Americas, South and West Africa. Prior to her role at IGIR, Vanessa served in increasingly senior roles at the Office of the Vice-President & Provost, U of T ArtsZone, and the Faculty of Law. A fully qualified lawyer and member in good standing at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Vanessa is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker and prolific writer of short fiction. She has volunteered on various committees both inside and outside the University, and is currently pleased to be an active mentor through the Mentoring Partnership, helping skilled immigrants connect to meaningful employment.
Chief Administrative Officer
Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Mary has been at the University of Toronto since February 2011 and is currently the chief administrative officer at the Rotman School of Management. She is responsible for providing senior leadership for the administrative portfolio at the Rotman School and works to support the ongoing success of its students, staff and faculty. Prior to joining U of T, Mary worked at Mount Sinai Hospital as administrative director in the Women’s & Infants Health Program, supporting operations and capital projects and was previously in the private sector for over 18 years. She has served on a number of committees at the University of Toronto and is an active mentor in the Mentoring Leadership Partnership Program. Mary’s passions include her family, time at the cottage and cooking. She is an alumnus of U of T and is a proud former Varsity Blues swimmer – national champions in ’82, ’83 and ’84.
Chief Administrative Officer
Faculty of Arts & Science, University College
Michele has worked at U of T since 1998, in a variety of roles. As chief executive officer of Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, Michele is responsible for Rotman’s portfolio of non-degree programs encompassing over 115 educational programs a year. Passionate about learning, Michele completed her studies at U of T earning a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master’s in Comparative Religious Studies, specializing in Southeast Asian Art. She is a certified yoga teacher and has completed the University of Toronto’s Inter-professional Certificate in Applied Mindfulness Meditation for Education and Workplaces, Rotman’s Integrative Thinking Program, Search Inside Yourself Program, Executive Leadership Program, and the Stanford-Rotman Corporate Governance Day.
Director, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Communications
University Operations, Office of the CIO
Assistant Dean, Clinics
Faculty of Dentistry
Archana is assistant provost in the Office of the Vice-President & Provost at the University of Toronto. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School in 2001 and from 2006 to ’07 was a Fulbright Scholar in Guatemala City, investigating the legal frameworks of Guatemala’s philanthropic sector. Archana has experience as a university administrator at U of T’s Faculty of Law, York University, and Indiana University. She has practiced tax and non-profit law as an attorney in Boston and worked in advancement at the humanitarian organization ReSurge International. She is also a co-founder of the South Asian Philanthropy Project, a charitable organization, which fosters philanthropy among South Asians in North America.
Director, Business Development & Special Advisor to the CAO
UTSC, Office of the CAO
Fran has been at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) campus for over 10 years. From 1996 to 2000, Fran was the director of housing. She left the campus, to become executive director of a not-for-profit, working across Canada to foster healthy campuses. She returned to UTSC in 2009, where she currently holds the position of director of Business Development and special advisor to the CAO. In Fran’s current role, she oversees the ancillary and hospitality portfolios on campus. Fran’s team also executes events and special projects at the UTSC campus. Fran is committed to forging and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders across U of T and participates in many programs in the workplace, including participating in the Rose Patten Mentoring Leadership Program, and co-chairing the 50th Anniversary Committee at UTSC. She’s received recognition on campus through the Excellence in Innovation Award in 2012 and most recently a nomination for the Chancellors Award.