In this role, Vannelli will be the senior academic, planning and budget officer at the U of S, and will be responsible for developing an academic agenda that is connected to the financial decisions of the university and best supports the student experience in all colleges and schools. Vannelli most recently completed a second five-year term as dean of the College of Physical and Engineering Science at the University of Guelph.
"It's a privilege to step into this role. The U of S has always aspired to provide support to the development of individuals and the impact they can have in communities in the province, country and world," said Vannelli, who earned bachelor's and master's degrees in applied mathematics from Concordia University, and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Waterloo. "I am really enthusiastic to start working with faculty, staff and students as well as senior leaders to continue this effort."