Letter from the President: Organizational Structure Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

To undergraduate students of Wilfrid Laurier University,

Over the course of the year, the 2017-18 Students’ Union Executive team has been working on an initiative to review the organization structure with the overall goal of expanded representation leading to the enhancement to student life.

In 2012, the Students’ Union created a multi-campus plan committed to solidifying representation for all 17,000 undergraduate students. Since then, the student executive structure has changed to reflect departmental work and organizational goals. Upon reviewing the current structure and the responsibilities of Vice Presidents, it is evident that the VP, Clubs and Associations and the VP, Finance and Administration are spearheading day-to-day tasks for their respective departments while having one Associate Vice President for their respective departments in Brantford.

The Students’ Union is committed to a cohesive multi-campus approach and that Vice Presidents work on strategic projects. It is with great excitement we announce two major changes to the organization structure.

Year One Changes: 2018-2019

  • Adding an Associate Vice President, Clubs and Associations on the Waterloo campus. This new AVP would be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative tasks for the Clubs and Associations department in Waterloo. This includes clubs reimbursements, expense requisitions and managing club operations.
  • This additional support will allow the Vice President, Clubs and Associations to prioritize a more strategic multi-campus focus that includes Clubs governance and collaboration with Faculty Associations.
  • The Vice President will supervise both AVPs.

Year Two Changes: 2019-2020

  • Adding an Associate Vice President, Finance and Administration on the Waterloo campus. This new AVP would be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administrative tasks for the Finance and Administration department. This includes budget tracking for committees, volunteer conduct, and expense requisitions.
  • This additional support will allow the Vice President, Finance and Administration to prioritize a more strategic multi-campus focus on volunteer training, professional development, and financial planning.
  • The Vice President will supervise both AVPs.

The above changes are consistent with our multi-campus plan and the incremental restructuring that commenced in 2013. For a visual representation of these changes, please see the attached organizational flow chart.

Organizational Structure Changes 2018

Hiring is currently open for AVP, Clubs and Associations, Waterloo and you can find more information hereThe deadline for this position is Tuesday March 27, 2018 at Noon.

The Students’ Union team is excited to announce these changes with the goal of enhancement to student life and for effective organization performance. If you have any questions regarding this, do not hesitate to directly contact me at: supresident@wlu.ca

 

Sincerely,

Kanwar Brar
President and CEO

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