Doerksen reappointed to five-year term
By Communications Staff
March 07, 2014
John Doerksen, vice-provost (academic programs and students) [registrar], has been re-appointed to a second five-year term as vice-provost (academic programs).
“Please join the Selection Committee and me in celebrating John’s appointment,” wrote Janice Deakin, Western’s provost and vice-president (academic). “With your support, he will continue to provide creative and effective leadership for Western.”
Doerksen, who was appointed to his position on Sept. 1, 2008, holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Saskatchewan, a master of music from the University of Alberta and a PhD in Systematic Musicology from Western.
At the Don Wright Faculty of Music since 1995, Doerksen’s areas of specialization in Music Theory include post-tonal music and computer applications in music analysis. He served as associate dean (academic) in Music (2001-08) and has served on many faculty and university committees, including a period as chair of the Senate Committee on University Planning (2004-06), a member of the Strategic Planning Task Force (2005-06) and a member of the ad hoc Committee to Review the Faculty of Graduate Studies (2007). He also served as Western’s Academic Colleague at the Council of Ontario Universities.
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