The University of Guelph is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lysa Porth as dean of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, beginning Oct. 1.
Dr. Porth is associate dean of strategic partnerships and administration in the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, and director and department head of the Actuarial Science Department in the school’s Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies.
“Dr. Porth’s experience and vision reflect the Lang School’s mission and values focused on sustainable, ethical business practices, community and entrepreneurship,” said Charlotte Yates, U of G provost and vice-president (academic).
A respected scholar and administrator, Dr. Porth is a recognized advocate for teaching and research.
She has held the Guy Carpenter Research Chair in Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance at U of Manitoba, where she has attracted substantial national funding to study insurance and reinsurance applications to agriculture for product design and pricing, risk modelling and business analytics.
Recognized globally for its commitment to developing future leaders for a more sustainable world and promoting business as a force for good, the Lang School – named following a generous donation from long-time benefactors Kim and Stu Lang – is integral to the University of Guelph’s mission to Improve Life.