Provost's Senior Team

karen-campbell.png Karen Campbell, Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty)

Karen is responsible for advising the Provost, and working with the Deans, to consolidate the University's academic planning. She also develops and implements operational policy to support Western’s academic planning, she is responsible for the negotiation and implementation of agreements with unionized and non-unionized academic staff and she works with the Faculties in their efforts to attract outstanding faculty to Western.

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Ruban Chelladurai Ruban Chelladurai, Associate Vice-President (Planning, Budgeting & Information Technology)

Ruban oversees a broad portfolio that includes a wide-range of institutional planning activities, including capital and operating budgeting, as well as information technology services.
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john doerksen John Doerksen, Vice-Provost (Academic Programs)

John was initially appointed Vice-Provost (Academic Programs) in September 2008 and has been re-appointed to serve a third, three-year term, beginning July 1, 2019. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Music from the University of Alberta, and the first PhD awarded by Western's Faculty of Music, in Systematic Musicology.

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Jennie Massey Jennie Massey, Associate Vice-President (Student Experience)

Jennie was appointed Associate Vice-President (Student Experience), for a five-year term, beginning August 13, 2018 through June 30, 2023. Prior to her appointment, Jennie served as Director of Student Life at Memorial University since 2015.

Prior to joining Memorial, Jennie held several student-focused leadership positions in Canada and the United States, including roles at Queen’s, Windsor, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), and most recently at Baylor University (Waco, Texas), where she was Assistant Dean, Student Learning & Engagement, from 2011 to 2015.

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Jim Weese Jim Weese, Acting Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (International)

Jim Weese is serving as Western's Acting Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President (International) for a one-year term, effective July 1, 2019. 

Jim is a Professor of Leadership and the former Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences (2004-2015) at Western University. He has also served as the Special Advisor to the Provost (2017) and as the Acting Vice-Provost and Associate Vice President (International) at Western (2017-18). He was the Dean of the Faculty of Human Kinetics (1999-2004) at the University of Windsor prior to moving to Western in 2004.

Linda Miller Linda Miller, Vice-Provost (Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies)

Linda is currently serving her second five-year term as Vice-Provost, and has been re-appointed for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2022. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor, and attended graduate school at Western, where she received her MA in Psychology (1989), followed by her PhD  in the area of Psychological Measurement (1994).

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Catherine Steeves Catherine Steeves, Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian

Catherine is a Western MLIS graduate who returned to campus in August 2014 following her position as Deputy Chief Information Officer and Associate Chief Librarian at the University of Guelph. A past president of the Ontario Library Information Technology Association, she has also served on the boards of the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries and the Ontario Library Association. Catherine's scholarly interests include organizational change, information technology, leadership, and the evolution of research libraries.

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glen tigert

Glen Tigert, University Registrar

Glen was appointed to the role of University Registrar in March 2014.  After earning his BA and MBA from Western, Glen received his CMA designation and worked in the private sector for 15 years prior to joining the University in 2000 as Director of Student Financial Services. Since then, he has led and contributed to a wide range of initiatives within the Office of the Registrar. 

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Candace Brunette Debassige

Candace Brunette-Debassige, Special Advisor the Provost (Indigenous Initiatives)

Candace Brunette-Debassige is Western’s Special Advisor to the Provost Indigenous Initiatives, currently serving a term from September 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020 on a part-time basis. A Mushkego Cree woman originally from Fort Albany First Nation (Treaty 9 territory), Candace brings more than 15 years of experience serving Indigenous students and communities in educational settings. Previously, she served as Director of Indigenous Services at Western. In this former capacity, she was actively involved in the development of Western’s first ever Indigenous Strategic Plan.