Interim VP named to follow Beckel
Tim Jackson (above*), who heads the Accelerator Centre and ranks as an associate vice-president of the university, will become interim vice-president (external relations) when current VP Meg Beckel leaves Waterloo next month.
President Feridun Hamdullahpur made the announcement by memo yesterday: "It is my great pleasure to announce that Tim Jackson has agreed to serve as interim vice-president, external relations replacing Meg Beckel, who leaves uWaterloo for her new role as Director of the Canadian Museum of Nature.
"Tim will be seconded from his regular duties as CEO of the Accelerator Centre and Waterloo's associate vice-president (commercialization) for about one year, for a term beginning in June and continuing until there is a permanent appointment to the position.
"Tim has enjoyed a long relationship with the university. He holds a BA in accounting from Waterloo, and the university named a school of accountancy fellowship after him in 2005. In 2007, he was honoured with the 50th Anniversary Alumni Award from Waterloo, and in 2009, he was awarded the inaugural Annual Barnraiser Award for 'inspirational, collaborative achievement' in Waterloo Region.
"Please join me in welcoming Tim to his new role."
May 3, 2011
* Word changed from original version, to address picture location