Ms. Naomi Andrew appointed Interim UM VP (Administration)
Ms. Naomi Andrew has been appointed acting vice-president (administration), effective August 31, 2020. Ms. Andrew will serve as acting vice-president while the search process for a permanent vice-president (administration) is underway. During this period, the comptroller and the director of audit services will report directly to the president, and the financial planning and budgeting office will report to the comptroller. Ms. Andrew will continue to lead the office of fair practices and legal affairs.
As associate vice-president (fair practices and legal affairs), Ms. Andrew has extensive leadership experience at the University of Manitoba, which will serve the University well. She joined the University of Manitoba in the office of legal counsel in 2003. She has broad expertise including real estate development and leasing, commercial transactions, research and technology, copyright, human rights, privacy, and labour. Ms. Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1995 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1999 both from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining the University, she practiced commercial law at a Winnipeg law firm.
Dr. Michael Benarroch, UM president and vice-chancellor, says: “I am confident that Ms. Andrew will provide strong, stable leadership to the vice-president (administration) portfolio and to the entire University community.”