Michael Goldbloom Named Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop's University



    SHERBROOKE, QC, June 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Bishop's University is proud to
announce the appointment of Michael Goldbloom as its new Principal and
Vice-Chancellor for a five year term beginning on August 1, 2008.
    "The Search Committee was unanimous in its recommendation to the Bishop's
community and the Corporation," said Dr. Robert "Squee" Gordon, President of
the Corporation (Board) and Chair of the Search Committee. "Michael
Goldbloom's track record as a proven and committed leader, his excellent
personal skills, his strong credibility with the Quebec Government and his
deep roots in Quebec, make him the ideal Principal to guide Bishop's
University during this period of great change in Canadian higher education."
    Mr. Goldbloom is a well-known and respected Quebecer. Born in Montreal,
he completed his undergraduate degree in 1974 at Harvard University (Modern
European History and Literature), and completed law degrees at McGill
University in 1978 (Bachelor of Civil Law) and 1979 (Bachelor of Common Law).
    Michael Goldbloom began his professional career in 1981 as a labour
lawyer at Martineau Walker (now Fasken Martineau). In 1991 Mr. Goldbloom
became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal YMCA, Montreal's
oldest and largest community organization. In 1994 he assumed the reigns of
another Montreal institution as Publisher of The Gazette, a position
Mr. Goldbloom held until 2001. In 2003, following a year as a Visiting Scholar
at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, Mr. Goldbloom was named
Deputy Publisher of the Toronto Star8 and became Publisher one year later. In
2007 he was appointed Vice-Principal (Public Affairs) and Senior Fellow in
Media and Public Policy at McGill University.
    "I am honoured, and particularly drawn to the challenge and
responsibility of helping to ensure that Bishop's continues as a healthy,
dynamic, and respected institution in Quebec," states Mr. Goldbloom. "I have a
profound belief, rooted in personal experience, in the unique and critical
value of a liberal arts education in a residential setting. I look forward to
working with our dedicated faculty and staff to ensure that Bishop's continues
to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students."




For further information:

For further information: David McBride, Director of University
Advancement, Bishop's University, (819) 822-9600 ext. 2762,
dmcbride@ubishops.ca

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