Meet Rhonda Lenton
Rhonda Lenton is the eighth President and Vice-Chancellor of York University. She joined York in 2002 as Dean of the Atkinson Faculty of Liberal & Professional Studies and went on to serve as Vice-Provost Academic and then Vice-President
Academic & Provost.
She is a sociologist by training, her areas of teaching and research expertise include gender, family conflict, research methods and more recently, higher education.
In addition to her roles at York, Dr. Lenton serves on numerous boards and committees, including the Universities Canada International Committee, the Chair of the Council of
Ontario Universities Government Government and Community Relations Committee, as well as on the board of ventureLAB.
Lenton is a dedicated champion of community engagement and innovative partnerships, she has
significantly expanded York’s institutional collaborations with government, business, community organizations, and other postsecondary education partners.