Member of the National Assembly Russell Copeman Joins Concordia University



    MONTREAL, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Concordia University President Judith
Woodsworth and Vice-President, External Relations and Secretary-General Bram
Freedman are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Russell Copeman as
Associate Vice-President, Government Relations. Copeman will take up his new
duties on October 27, 2008.
    For the last 14 years, Copeman has been the Member of the Quebec National
Assembly for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. From April 2007, he served as Parliamentary
Assistant to the Minister of Health and Social Services and from 2003-2007, he
was the Chairman of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Social
Affairs.
    President Woodsworth and Vice-President Freedman are confident that
Copeman's background, experience and leadership skills will allow the
University to forge strategic relationships with key public policy decision
makers at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government in order
to promote the University's perspectives, positions and priorities.
    "Russell Copeman knows the university well and will use his extensive
experience as an MNA to make sure Concordia's interests are addressed at the
various levels of government," said President Woodsworth. "He will be a
wonderful addition to an excellent team."




For further information:

For further information: Tanya Churchmuch, Senior Media Relations
Advisor, Concordia University, (514) 848-2424 ext. 2518, Cell: (514) 518-3336,
tanya.churchmuch@concordia.ca

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