U of S President Peter MacKinnon to Step Down June 2012

This is to inform you that Peter MacKinnon will be stepping down from the position of president of the University of Saskatchewan on June 30, 2012. He informed the university's Board of Governors of his decision March 4.

While we are all saddened by his departure, President MacKinnon has provided this institution with tremendous leadership throughout his tenure. We are all aware of the need for a smooth transition in the Office of the President and appreciate the advance notice he has given to ensure our work toward achieving the goals and priorities of our integrated plan is not unduly disrupted.

The search for a new president of the University of Saskatchewan will follow the institution’s approved process starting with the establishment of a search committee by summer. We will provide periodic updates on the progress of the search as appropriate.


Nancy E. Hopkins, Q.C. (Hon) C.A.
Chair of the Board of Governors