Leadership Team

Meet our leaders

We take great pride in our students’ achievements and celebrate their successes. With the guidance of our leadership team, we deliver opportunities that inspire students, faculty, and staff.  

Dr. Richard Florizone

"If we're going to achieve our vision as a community, we need to develop that vision together.”

– Dr. Richard Florizone, president


The president and vice-chancellor is the chief executive officer, responsible to the Board of Governors and to the Senate for the supervision of Dalhousie University’s administrative and academic work.


Directly responsible to the vice-president, academic & provost, the dean of each faculty is responsible for the recruitment and promotion of the faculty, in accordance with the policies and procedures [PDF] of the university.

Department chairs

The chair is the head of a department within a faculty. Responsible to the dean, chairs oversee the day-to-day operation of the department and ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence. View department chairs by faculty.


From academics to research, our senior administration team provides leadership in shaping strategic direction. Vice-presidents are responsible to the president and the Board of Governors.

Associate & assistant vice-presidents

Responsible to senior administration, our associate and assistant vice-presidents oversee the operations of the university as established by the university's strategic plan.

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is responsible for the overall conduct, management, administration and control of the property, revenue and business of the university.


The Senate is responsible for the approval of new programs and the granting of degrees and diplomas, setting academic regulations and establishing the academic calendar.