New principal role profile announced at Community Meeting and Association AGM
The final “role profile” outlining the desirable character traits and skills Upper Canada College seeks in its 19th principal was announced at UCC’s community meeting and Association annual general meeting, on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
The College’s Board of Governors approved the final role profile at a retreat earlier that day. Incoming board chair Russ Higgins outlined the profile at the meeting. (He also chairs the principal search committee.)
“Thanks to everyone who contributed such excellent, useful feedback regarding attributes Upper Canada College seeks in its next principal,” says Higgins. The profile is the product of much recent, in-depth community consultation, Higgins outlined. That process included 16 listening sessions, a webinar and an e-survey to the community, personal interviews and phone calls with Old Boys and parents, and 65 responses to electronic form or email. Key stakeholders consulted included parents, students, employees, alumni and our parents’ organizations.
The principal’s advisory council then synthesized the emerging themes and presented back to the search committee, to inform the final role profile.