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Marie Bountrogianni completes term as dean, The Chang School

The Ryerson community thanks the dean for years of generous service
Category:From the Provost and Vice-President, Academic
May 16, 2019
Marie Bountrogianni

A champion of lifelong learning, Marie Bountrogianni leaves behind an outstanding legacy as The Chang School dean.

Marie Bountrogianni completed her term as dean, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, in May 2019, and leaves behind a significant legacy at Ryerson University.

Marie first joined the Ryerson community in 1987 as an instructor in early childhood studies, following teaching positions with Wilfrid Laurier University and Seneca College. After serving as chief psychologist for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, an Ontario Cabinet Minister, and president and executive director of the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Board of Governors, she was appointed interim dean of The Chang School in 2013, and dean the following year.

Throughout her tenure, Marie sponsored many significant initiatives, including driving the modernization of The Chang School’s operations and enrolment processes; introducing new programs, such as the highly successful Certificate in Data Analytics, Big Data, and Predictive Analytics; and actively increasing community engagement initiatives. Notably, she presided over an incredibly effective team that has grown revenues by more than 35 per cent.

A champion of lifelong learning, Marie has also been a wonderful role model for her staff as she pursued opportunities in support of her own professional growth. Her appearances in broadcast, print and radio media have helped to increase The Chang School’s reputation as a leader in adult education, and have contributed to Ryerson’s overall notoriety.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to Marie for her incredible leadership. Her focus on creating a dynamic environment where students, faculty and staff can thrive has been instrumental in championing Ryerson's culture of lifelong learning, and her invaluable contributions have set up The Chang School for long-term success.

Marie looks forward to spending time with family in Crete this summer, and I wish her continued happiness in her future endeavours.


Michael Benarroch
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

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