Vice President Academic and Provost, York University
Dr. Rhonda Lenton is the Vice-President Academic & Provost of York University. Prior to her current position, she served as Vice-Provost Academic from 2009-2012 and as Dean of the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies from 2002 to 2009. As Vice-President Academic & Provost, she provides leadership to the senior academic administrative team in the areas of academic planning, institutional change management, the alignment of academic priorities and resources, and strategic enrolment and complement planning. Current initiatives focus on institutional priorities around academic quality, the student experience and student success, community engagement, financial sustainability and the engagement of the York community. York is at an exciting time increasing its reputation as a comprehensive, research-intensive University known internationally for developing interdisciplinary curriculum bridging liberal arts, sciences, health and professional programs. The opening of the new Bergeron Engineering building, the establishment of a Global Health Research Institute, the expansion of York’s bilingual programs at our Glendon campus, and the new Markham campus planned for 2020 are just a few examples of the opportunities that York continues to embrace.
Dr. Lenton’s areas of teaching and research expertise include research methods and data analysis, gender, and familial violence. She has published peer reviewed book chapters and articles in an array of academic journals and she is currently writing up the results of a survey on marital conflict in Canada. She has also written and presented on various initiatives undertaken in higher education. Dr. Lenton is currently on the Executive of the Ontario Council of Academic Vice-Presidents and represents that Council on the eCampus Ontario Board as well as the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer Board.