Appointment of Edyta Rogowska as Secretary-General

February 24, 2016

Dear members of the McGill community:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Edyta Rogowska as McGill’s next Secretary-General. Her five-year term will begin on July 1, 2016.

In making this decision, I was advised by a committee that engaged in an extensive national search. As the senior governance officer of McGill, the Secretary-General provides consistent guidance, information and assistance to the Board of Governors and Senate. The Secretary-General is a liaison between those two governing bodies and other constituent parts of the University—including students, faculty members, administrators and other members of the McGill community—as they participate in the University’s decision-making processes.

Currently in her seventh year of service in McGill Secretariat, where she started as Governance Officer to the Board of Governors and now serves as the Associate Director, Ms. Rogowska has administered governance functions and services over a wide range of areas and procedures relating to the Senate and the Board. She has a deep understanding of the structure and operations of the University, and a great appreciation of its mission, people and culture. Ms. Rogowska is a McGill graduate and holds an MA in French Language and Literature.

“I know I speak for the whole Board in offering Edyta our sincerest congratulations,” says Stuart (Kip) Cobbett, Chair of McGill’s Board of Governors. “She has earned our respect with her dedication, her diligence, and the great care she takes in ensuring the smooth operations of governance functions. We look forward to continuing to work with her.”

Ms. Rogowska will succeed Stephen Strople as Secretary-General. We will have the opportunity to formally recognize Mr. Strople’s achievements closer to the end of his term on June 30, 2016, but I would like to thank him now for his six and a half years of exemplary service.

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Rogowska on her appointment.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Fortier
Principal and Vice-Chancellor