TORONTO — The Board of Directors of the new Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) is pleased to announce the appointment of Glenn Craney as its Founding Executive Director, effective October 22, 2012.
Mr. Craney currently serves as Senior Policy Advisor to the President, and Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis at York University, as well as Chair of the Council on University Planning and Analysis (CUPA), an affiliate of the Council of Ontario Universities. Prior to that, he was Director of the Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning, and Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph. Mr. Craney began his career within the Postsecondary Education Division of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities where he held progressively senior roles. In 2005, he was seconded to government for the Rae Review on Postsecondary Education.
"We are very fortunate for having attracted such a talented and respected postsecondary education leader to bring ONCAT to the next level," commented Don Lovisa, Co-Chair of ONCAT and President of Durham College.
Added Dominic Giroux, Co-Chair of ONCAT and President and Vice-Chancellor of Laurentian University: "Glenn’s experience in two universities, in government, with college partners and leading provincial planning initiatives make him a perfect fit for ONCAT."
"I am looking forward to the many opportunities that this inaugural position will bring," said Craney. "Collaboration between colleges, universities, student groups as well as government is the key to driving transformative change in postsecondary education. Together we will continue to enhance student mobility among the higher-education institutions."
The Board of Directors expressed its sincere appreciation to Dr. Maureen Callahan, who for a number of years served as Acting Executive Director of ONCAT and of its predecessor organization, the College University Consortium Council (CUCC). Her passion and dedication for student mobility has had a positive influence on Ontario's higher education system.
ONCAT was established in 2011 and is dedicated to assisting students to achieve successful academic and career futures. Funded by the government of Ontario, ONCAT facilitates and supports academic collaboration and the development of transfer pathways among Ontario's publicly funded colleges and universities to optimize postsecondary options for students and reduce duplication of prior learning. ONCAT’s membership includes 44 Ontario publicly funded colleges and universities, and is governed by an 11 member Board of Directors elected by members of the corporation.