In recognition of her exceptional commitment to this university and its students, Oriana Bertucci will be moving into a new position as Director of Student Life on July 1, 2017. The position will reside in a new Student Life Department and will report directly to the President. In her role as Director, Oriana will be responsible for the oversight, planning and delivery of programs designed to promote the intellectual, moral and spiritual life of students at the University. She will oversee the work of a new Student Life Coordinator, who will be responsible for the commuter student and don programs, student clubs, mentoring programs, and SMCSU/USMC related matters. Oriana will also oversee the work of the Campus Minister, and will soon be leading a hiring process for that position. She will work closely with Principal Randy Boyagoda and myself, as well as with the Archdiocese of Toronto, St. Basil’s Parish and other relevant organizations to build and sustain a dynamic Campus Ministry.
This reorganization also means that Dean of Students Duane Rendle now becomes responsible for all aspects of Residence Operations, including all related financial operations. In this respect, I have asked Duane to begin work on a study of trends in demand for residence spaces, and possible improvements to residence services, meal plans and facilities. He also remains our main contact with the University of Toronto on policy issues related to students.
Please join me in congratulating Oriana on her promotion and in wishing her and Duane continued success at USMC.
President and Vice-Chancellor