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Arifuzzaman named Chief Administrative Officer at UTSC

Andrew Arifuzzaman was appointed Chief Administrative Officer.

Andrew Arifuzzaman has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for UTSC after a national search.

“With almost 20 years of senior management experience in the higher education and health sectors, Andrew was selected as the ideal candidate to provide operational leadership for the campus at a crucial juncture in its growth and development,” said UTSC Principal Franco J. Vaccarino in making the announcement.

Arifuzzaman has been Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) at UTSC for the past five years, and has served as interim CAO for the past six months. With this appointment, the CSO responsibilities will be added to the office of CAO.

“In this newly defined position, Andrew will continue to play a pivotal role on the executive team, leading the delivery of business administration and partnerships for campus operations,” Vaccarino said.

As CSO, Arifuzzaman oversaw the development of the Strategic Plan and the Master Plan, the ambitious blueprint for the future of UTSC. He was also a key member of the Pan/Parapan American Games project, the largest capital project in UTSC history, and led multiple key administrative portfolios on campus, including Information and Instructional Technology Services (IITS), Communications and Public Affairs (CPA), and Planning, Partnerships and Strategic Affairs (PPSA).

“These portfolios have thrived under Andrew's leadership, with the development of impressive new physical and digital infrastructure, and a series of important external partnerships that will enable UTSC to continue to flourish as a leading intellectual and cultural hub,” Vaccarino said.

Prior to joining UTSC, Arifuzzaman led the Research Operations and then Clinical Operations portfolios at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) for ten years. He has a BA from York University and a MBA from U of T’s Rotman School of Business.


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