Dr. Lowy to take up his new post in the coming days
MONTREAL, Jan. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Concordia University's Board of
Governors has voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Frederick H. Lowy as
Concordia's President on an interim basis. He is expected to take up
his post in the coming days.
"Dr. Lowy's extensive interest in the university and its culture will
assure a smooth transition and provide continuity and stability during
the search for a new president," says Peter Kruyt, Chair of Concordia's
Board of Governors. "His experience as a university administrator, his
leadership style and his commitment to this institution make him the
ideal person to oversee Concordia in the months ahead."
Building on excellence in education, research, creative activity and
community partnerships is something that Dr. Lowy is known for and he
will continue to support this mission of the university. A key element
of his mandate is to carry on with the implementation of the
university's Strategic Framework. He will also oversee the process
leading up to the launch of a capital campaign.
Dr. Lowy has already begun to meet with Concordia faculty, staff,
students and Board members to understand their experiences and
concerns. He will lead efforts to strengthen the Board's working relationship with
the Senior Administration and the Concordia community and will make
recommendations to the Board in this regard.
"The university has made great strides in recent years and its prospects
for further success have never been better," says Lowy. "Concordia's
strategic initiatives are well in hand, our projects are on budget and
on time, and our community engagement activities are flourishing."
An experienced educator and academic administrator, Dr. Lowy was
President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University from 1995 to
2005. The university awarded him an honorary doctorate in 2008. He
served as Interim Executive Director of the Sauvé Scholars Program
(2007-2008) and was elected to the Board of Directors of the Sauvé
Scholars Foundation in May 2008. He is Senior Advisor to the President
of the Trudeau Foundation.
Dr. Lowy has acted as a consultant to universities in Ontario and
Quebec. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Centre
for Architecture, as well as a member of the President's Advisory
Committee at the Jewish General Hospital. He also serves on the boards
of a number of charitable foundations.
SOURCE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY
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