“It gives me great pleasure to announce the reappointment of Dr. Allen Berger,” he said. “Dr. Berger has demonstrated a high level of integrity and commitment to the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus, and the surrounding community. He is deeply invested in Augustana and its programs, people and future. Dr. Berger has been a strong advocate of research and its necessary relationship to teaching and learning in an undergraduate liberal arts and sciences context.”
The Provost mentioned Dr. Berger’s leadership on a number of issues, including the budget, the recruitment of new faculty, the renewal of Founders’ Hall, the planning and opening of the Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, the completion of the Wahkohtowin Lodge, and the development of the Augustana Miquelon Lake Research Station.
“As an experienced and respected Dean, he has also led innovative initiatives related to experiential learning, student advising, new revenue generating initiatives, and internal and external communications,” he continued. “Dr. Berger is a strong promoter and contributor of improved teaching and learning opportunities both inside and beyond the classroom. The University of Alberta is fortunate to have a Dean of such high calibre. We wish Dean Berger continued success in his next five years.”
“I’m pleased and humbled by the support of my colleagues at Augustana and by the vote of confidence from the U of A’s senior administration,” said Dean Berger in response. “Here on campus, we’re already working on a vision that will create exciting opportunities for students, enhance overall academic quality, and contribute to Augustana’s deserved reputation for leadership in undergraduate education. I’m excited and energized by what lies ahead.”
The Provost offered his thanks to members of the Dean Review Committee for their commitment and hard work, and to all who participated in the review process.