Dr. Jon S. Dellandrea, holds degrees from the University of Toronto and Oxford University, as well as Honorary Degrees from the University of Toronto and Nipissing University.
Having started his advancement career at the University of Toronto, in 1979, he moved to Waterloo to lead the development efforts at the University of Waterloo, culminating in his appointment as Vice-President University Development in 1983. He remained in this position for six years.
From 1989 to 1994, Dr. Dellandrea served as President of the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation. He returned to the University of Toronto to serve as Vice-President and Chief Advancement Officer, a position he held for 11 years. He successfully led the single largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian universities. The campaign succeeded in raising in excess of $1.2 billion one year ahead of schedule. As a result of the successful campaign, endowed student aid rose from $68.7 million in 1995 to $463 million in 2004.
From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Dellandrea was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development and External Affairs) at the University of Oxford where he launched a campaign for over $2.5 billion, making it the largest campaign to date in Europe.
As an educator, Dr. Dellandrea has taught at the University of Waterloo and held faculty appointments at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the Management and Economics Division, as well as the Rotman School of Management. He is a senior fellow of Massey College.
An active community volunteer, Dr. Dellandrea was a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for Canadian Unity, the Board of Mount Sinai Hospital and former Board member of the Canadian Bureau for International Education, the Toronto Community Foundation and is a member of the Internal Board of Right to Play. He has served as Counsel to Stellenbosch University in South Africa.
In 2001, he became the first Canadian to receive the Laureate Award of the Institute for Charitable Giving in the United States. Dr. Dellandrea was also appointed as a member of The Order of Canada in 2006 for his contributions to higher education.
In December 2010, he was installed as the third Chancellor of Nipissing University, and in April 2012, Dr. Dellandrea was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Foundation.