The University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union’s (UTMSU) Executive Director Walied Khogali and Services Manager Nausheen Adam are parting ways with the union.
According to the UTMSU memo, Khogali will vacate his position on August 19 to accept an opportunity in the not-for-profit sector. Khogali supported the executive committee with projects such as the U-Pass program to all undergraduate students, the consolidation of the Erindale Part-Time Undergraduate Students (EPUS), and the Campus Councils at UTM and UTSC.
Khogali served as president of UTMSU from 2007–2008. Prior to that, Khogali was Vice-President, UTM of the Students’ Administrative Council — now referred to as the University of Toronto Students’ Union — in the 2006–2007 academic year.
Khogali returned to UTMSU as Chair of the Board of Directors, before becoming the Executive Director in 2011.
In the memo, UTMSU President Nour Alideeb remarked, “We would like to wish Mr. Khogali all the best as he contributes his passion and skills to our communities with zeal, tact and integrity, all characteristics we expect from a change maker.”
Adam, former Services Manager at the UTMSU, has been working with the union since September 2014. Adam vacated her position on August 11.
Alideeb said that Khogali and Adam “will play a pivotal role in promoting the values and goals of the University of Toronto Mississauga Students’ Union (UTMSU) in their new positions.” She also told The Varsity that the union has struck hiring committees to fill the roles.