Announcement of Chantelle Courtney as Assistant Vice-President, Divisional Relations, Division of University Advancement (PDAD&C #53)

From: David Palmer, Vice-President, Advancement
Date: February 5, 2019
Re: Announcement of Chantelle Courtney as Assistant Vice-President, Divisional Relations, Division of University Advancement (PDAD&C #53)

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Chantelle Courtney as Assistant Vice-President, Divisional Relations, effective March 18, 2019.

Reporting to the Vice President, Advancement, the Assistant Vice-President (AVP) Divisional Relations provides leadership and strategic direction to campus and divisional advancement programs, with a mandate to help them grow fundraising performance and alumni engagement, build organizational capacity, strengthen talent management, and instill best practices across U of T’s three campuses. In this role, Chantelle oversees Division of University Advancement (DUA) programs in Divisional Relations, Major Gifts, and Prospect Management and Advancement Research that support the success of campus and divisional advancement programs. The AVP, Divisional Relations will work closely with campus Vice-Presidents and St. George Principals and Deans, and with leaders of divisional advancement programs and their teams, on their annual business plans and goals, multi-year campaign goal-setting and strategies, prospect management, performance management, organizational development, and volunteer management.

Chantelle succeeds Gillian Morrison who served as AVP Divisional Relations and Campaigns from January 2009 until her appointment as AVP University Development in May 2018. Chantelle will be building on a very strong foundation of excellence in divisional relations built by Gillian and her colleagues over the past nine years.

With 18 years of experience in the fields of advancement, talent management and professional development at prominent institutions, Chantelle brings extensive knowledge and experience to the role. For the past five years, Chantelle has consistently been among the top advancement performers at U of T as the Assistant Dean, Advancement for the Faculty of Law. Prior to this, Chantelle led talent management and professional development programs at major law firms, most recently as the firm-wide Director of Professional Development.  Under her leadership, Law’s advancement programs achieved significant gains in fundraising and alumni relations, organizational capacity, communications, volunteer relations, and donor relations. She will continue to provide leadership and assistance to the Faculty of Law advancement program through this period between her assuming the AVP role and the appointment of her successor at Law.

I would like to thank the interview committee for their participation in the search process: Vice-President and Provost Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President HR and Equity Kelly Hannah-Moffat, Vice-President and Principal UTSC Wisdom Tettey, Dean of Medicine Trevor Young, AVP University Development Gillian Morrison, Consulting Advisor Nancy Wells, and GG+A’s John Glier and Rod Kirsch.

Please join me in congratulating Chantelle as she takes on this role.