Judith Woodsworth presidential candidate 

It will be like welcoming an old friend back home.

Judith Woodsworth Magnifying glass

Judith Woodsworth

Judith Woodsworth, a former teacher and academic administrator, will be presented to the Concordia community on Feb. 25 in a new role, as the candidate chosen by the advisory search committee from among several strong applicants for the next president of the university.

“The committee approached the process with diligence, researching and interviewing a number of highly qualified candidates,” said Board Chairman Peter Kruyt. “They were particularly impressed with Dr. Woodsworth’s track record at Laurentian, leading with a clear vision and strategic approach to university administration ; we believe she can make a significant contribution to Concordia’s immediate and long-term future.”

Woodsworth, pictured below, spent 17 years at Concordia in the Departement d’Études françaises, including two terms as vice-dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science.

With her husband, retired journalism professor Lindsay Crysler, she left Concordia in 1997 to become vice-president (academic) of Mount Saint Vincent University, in Halifax. In 2002, she became president of Laurentian University, in Sudbury, Ont. She is presently in her second term as Laurentian president.

For Woodsworth’s bio and details on the Feb. 25 event, scheduled for noon in the D.B. Clarke Theatre, and the procedure to submit comments, please go to news.concordia.ca


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