Fonds - Carleton University Office of the President fonds

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Carleton University Office of the President fonds

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  • 1938-1996 (Creation)

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75 m of textual records 4 audio tapes 3 diskettes

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This office was established in 1942 by the Ottawa Association for the Advancement of Learning, the body which founded Carleton College. The President and Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the University, and is appointed by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the Senate, for a seven year term which may be renewed. The President is responsible to the Board of Governors to ensure the University functions in accordance with the policies enacted by the Board and Senate pursuant to their respective powers as set in the Carleton University Act of 1952. As such, the President attempts to reconcile the academic direction of the institution and the demands of finance and administration. Functions of the President include providing overall leadership, presenting the annual budget and making recommendations to the Board and Senate. He or she is an ex officio member of the Senate, Board of Governors, and all faculty boards and may also perform the function of Chancellor should a vacancy in the office exist. The secretariat for the Senior Planning Committee is in the Office of the President. The current President is Richard Van Loon (1996 - present ). The past Presidents have included: Dr.Henry Marshall Tory (1942-1947), Murdoch Maxwell MacOdrum (1947-1955), James Alexander Gibson (1955-1956), Claude Thomas Bissell (1956-1958), Mr. Arnold Davidson Dunton (1958-1972), Michael Kelway Oliver (1972-1978), James Downey (Pro tempore, Jan-May 1979), William Edwin Beckel (1979-1989), Robin Hugh Farquhar.

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Previous to the establishment of the archives in 1994 some records had been stored in the vault. The vault is the area Carleton University Archives uses to store its holdings and is named so because of the vault door used to enter and exit the area. These records were officially transferred to the archives in 1995.

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The fonds consists of records created and recieved by the Office of the President. They include records from Presidential Committees, budget planning and administrating, records created while participating in external organizations, as well as records created while overseeing academics and students on campus. These records are represented by 41 different series, which have been arranged alphabetically. Fonds consists of the following series: Academic Administrative Administrative Departments Review and Personnel Policy Advisory Committee Association of University Colleges of Canada Board Of Governors Committee Budgets Budget Planning Group Buildings and Development Campaign Chronological files Commision on the Second Half-Century Committee of Deans Committee files a to v Committee of Presidents of Universities of Ontario Convocation files Council of Ontario Universities Department of Colleges and Universities Department of University Affairs Beckel's diaries Enrolement files Extension Department Finance General Committee's General files Henry Marshal Tory personal papers Legal files Ministry of Colleges and Universities Capital Submissions National Conference of Canadian Universities Office of Director of Planning Ontario Council of University Affairs Organizations Plaunt Lectures MacOdrum personal papers Search Committee Senior Management Committee Social Science Nominations Staff Aplications Student files President Farquhar Senate Unions

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All records subject to University Access to Information Policy. See Web site http://www.carleton.ca/cu/aboutus/policies/ .

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No reproduction without written approval of Archivist.

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Further accruals are expected as records become inactive.

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