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UOIT vice-president named next president of Ryerson University

OSHAWA, Ont. - Vice-president of Finance and Strategy, Sheldon Levy, was named the next president of Ryerson University in an announcement made today.

Levy came to UOIT and Durham College from the University of Toronto in February 2004. Over the past year, he has played an important rol e as advisor to the president and Board of Governors at a critical time in campus development.

"Sheldon was instrumental in putting together the UOIT Business Plan and capital debenture," says UOIT president Gary Polonsky. "His advice and advocacy have been invaluable to our new university in so many ways. He has helped secure resources for the campus, and set us along a long-term path in the service of our academic mandate."

Levy will assume the presidency at Ryerson effective August 1, and plans to continue at DC-UOIT for the next several months.

"We will have the benefit of Sheldon's expertise as we enter the 2005-06 budget year," Polonsky notes. "At the same time, we will be working together on a smooth transition."

Levy expressed strong support for the university and college.

"UOIT and DC have a great future serving the people of the region," he said. "I am looking forward to being a friend at the system table, and continuing to encourage the development of this unique campus."

President Polonsky indicated that there will be opportunities to say farewell and thanks over the next while.

"All of us at Durham College and UOIT appreciate the great work Sheldon has done here, and we wish him all the very best at Ryerson," he said. "We look forward to continuing our partnership to bring wonderful opportunities to the students and families of Ontario."


About the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
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