Concordia’s Vice-President, Services, Roger Côté, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Tucker to the position of associate vice-president, Student and Enrolment Services, for a five-year term, commencing June 1, 2012.
Tucker has been supporting Concordia’a academic mission since 2001 in a range of consulting and managerial roles, serving most recently as the director of Institutional Planning and Analysis (and as its executive director since 2011). Prior to that, he was research coordinator at the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance and senior analyst for academic planning for the Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs.
“As AVP, Brad’s duties will be significant, involving complex and interdependent strategic and operational issues,” says Côté. “In addition to planning and oversight responsibilities, he will lead Student and Enrolment Services to ensure the university remains responsive to evolving student and institutional needs. I am very pleased that we will be benefiting from his wealth of experience.”
In his new role, Tucker assumes the leadership role for a number of departments, including the Financial Aid and Awards Office, Recreation and Athletics, Health Services, Residence Life, Counselling and Development, the Dean of Students Office, Advocacy and Support Services (International Students Office, Access Centre for Students with Disabilities, Centre for Native Education), Student Recruitment, Admission Services, Government Reporting, Enrolment Analysis, Exams/Scheduling/Registration, as well as the office of the University Registrar.
“This is a very exciting challenge,” says Tucker. “I look forward to working with the talented team already in place and also to collaborating with colleagues in the academic sector in support of the university’s strategic framework and academic plan.”
Overseeing appromixately 250 full-time staff and an operating budget of $18 million, the incoming AVP will also lead the development and oversee the implementation of services, programs and policies for the sector.
With a distinguished record of service on the Boards of numerous committees and organizations, including a well-established reputation with the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport, Tucker has operated in a wide range of settings and organizational roles.
“My initial focus will be on overall service: bringing in the best possible practices and technological developments to improve our capacity to meet the needs of the student body,” continues Tucker. “These services and programs play a key role in the educational experience of students and support their success from both academic and personal growth perspectives.”
Tucker has published numerous articles on student engagement and developmental learning and holds advanced degrees in musicology and music (MM and Cand. Phil, Indiana University-Bloomington) and a BM (Idaho State University). He was a visiting lecturer at the University of Missouri—Columbia and directed statewide school improvement evaluations there prior to his tenure at Concordia.
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