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By University Communications Services
Concordia’s Board of Governors announced on Sept. 18 that, by mutual agreement, Claude Lajeunesse will be stepping down as President of Concordia University as of Oct. 31.
Chair of the Board Peter Kruyt said “I wish to thank Claude and publicly recognize his achievements, leadership and commitment over the past two years. Under his direction, we have continued to make progress on all fronts, attracting a growing number of talented students and faculty from around the world by offering innovative and top quality programs and research. The Concordia community is also benefiting from significant investments in the upgrading of our facilities.”
An Interim President will be named while the search for a new president is conducted. Vice-President Research & Graduate Studies, Louise Dandurand has agreed to serve as Acting Provost until the end of the calendar year.
In a statement to the community, President Lajeunesse said, “I am very proud and honoured to have led this institution for the past two years. We have developed a talented, dedicated and professional leadership group that has worked to reinforce Concordia on many fronts. I leave a university that is in very capable hands and is poised to take the next great step in its development.” For the full statement:news.concordia.ca/administration/011619.shtml