Walied Khogali, UTMSU’s executive director and Nausheen Adam, UTMSU’s services manager, have officially resigned from their roles.
Khogali served as UTMSU’s executive director since August 2011 and vacated his position last August to accept a position in the not-for-profit sector of Toronto.
Adam acted as the services manager from September 2014 and vacated her position last August as well to work in the for-profit sector.
In an email to The Medium, UTMSU’s president Nour Alideeb stated that a hiring committee was set up to fill both positions.
Alideeb stated that according to UTMSU’s bylaws and constitution, the hiring committee for the executive director consists of UTMSU’s president, VP internal, VP equity and two board members.
Munib Sajjad has been appointed as the new executive director.
Sajjad has served as a UTMSU VP external for two terms, UTMSU’s VP University Affairs and Academics, UTSU president in 2013-2014, and the executive director for the Scarborough Campus Students’ Union.
“[Sajjad] brings a lot of experience, but is well known for his passion for social justice work,” Alideeb said.
Alideeb informed The Medium that UTMSU is in the process of changing staff roles “to better accommodate students and their needs.”
“We will miss both Mr. Khogali and Ms. Adam. We look forward to their advice and support as UTMSU alumni and former student representatives, as well as UTMSU staff,” she said.
“We are confident that they will play a pivotal role in promoting the values and goals of the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union in their new positions,” Alideeb added.
The role of services manager is yet to be filled.