President's Service Award - Spring 2006
Her colleagues define her as the "quintessential professional" and "fearlessly dedicated advocate" of the institution, and credit her for achieving the "highest possible degree of consensus around documents and decisions that make a difference" at the University of Saskatchewan.
Pauline Melis, Integrated Planning Office, is the recipient of these and many other accolades, including the Spring 2006 President's Service Award. The many letters of support that accompanied her award nomination acknowledge her unwavering commitment to teamwork, her profound knowledge of the institution, and her ability to articulate the University's vision through exemplary leadership of the integrated planning initiative.
Pauline was born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. At the age of 16, she moved to Saskatoon with her twin sister Caroline to attend the U of S, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with High Honours in History in 1977, and a Master's of Arts in History in 1982.
In 1980, Pauline served as research assistant for the History of the University of Saskatchewan project. Following her employment with the Saskatchewan Western Development Museums and federal government, she returned to the U of S in 1987 and joined the College of Arts and Science Dean's Office. In 1989, she moved to the Vice-President Academic's Office and served in several positions, including Executive Assistant to the Vice-President Academic and Provost, and Director of Academic Affairs. In 2003, Pauline was appointed Director of Institutional Planning.
For over fifteen years, Pauline has been instrumental in the creation of all major policy and planning documents at the U of S. Her long list of accomplishments include the Framework for Planning, Strategic Directions, Foundational Documents, Provost's White Paper on Integrated Planning, Systematic Program Review, and Priority Determination Process. She has also made notable contributions to Operations Forecasts, University Council policies, Aboriginal and education equity initiatives, and other institutional and college planning documents.
Pauline epitomizes dedication to the U of S, and has earned the respect and admiration of senior administrators, faculty, staff and students. She has been instrumental in connecting the University community with institutional planning associations across North America, and is committed to ongoing professional and personal development.
Outside the University, Pauline has been involved in numerous community organizations, including heritage societies, political associations and women’s groups. She is married to Eric Cline, currently Minister of Industry and Resources for the Province of Saskatchewan.