MAPLE LEAGUE OF UNIVERSITIES
Dr. Jessica Riddell assumed the role as the Executive Director of the Maple League of Universities on July 1, 2018.
The Executive Director is responsible for steering the various initiatives amongst Maple League schools related to teaching, research, educational leadership, and student recruitment with a particular focus on enhancing the academic reputation of the four universities.
Dr. Riddell works closely with the four university presidents to set Maple League strategy and objectives, and facilitates a number of committees and working groups to implement the Maple League Five-Year Strategic Plan.
She oversees the process of major communications, identifies external funding opportunities, allocates budgets to operating committees, supports logistics and planning for Maple League events, supports research collaborations amongst faculty and administrative leaders, and leads the Maple League Teaching and Learning Centre to support excellence in undergraduate teaching across the four universities.
When appropriate, Dr. Riddell engages in public-facing activities and projects (e.g. OpEds, public scholarship, keynote speaking events, etc.) in order to advocate for more equitable funding for primarily undergraduate universities.