New Arts and Science Dean  

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Brian Lewis

Provost and Vice-President Academic David Graham is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Lewis as the new Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science beginning Aug. 1.

Brian Lewis has an extensive administrative track record as department chair, director of a school and dean of a Faculty.

After receiving his PhD in Communications from the University of Iowa, he first came to Concordia as a Communications professor in 1980. A decade later, he became chair of that department, a position he held for five years.

In 1995, Lewis left Concordia for Simon Fraser University, where he took up the position of Director of the School of Communication and later was named Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences.

“Dr. Lewis brings a number of key strengths to the position of Dean,” said Graham. “These include his strong academic credentials and his demonstrated record of academic leadership, research, scholarship, and service excellence. He is a person of energy, commitment and vision, both as an intellectual leader and as a colleague I am confident that he possesses both the leadership qualities and the strategic vision to effectively lead the Faculty of Arts and Science.”

Graham extends his warmest thanks to Interim Dean Joanne Locke for her leadership of the Faculty since her appointment in March, 2008, and he invites the entire Concordia community to join him in welcoming Brian Lewis back to Concordia and to his new responsibilities as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science.


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