New Faces at Concordia

University Announces Presidential Candidate, Board Chair and JMSB Dean

Concordia Presidential candidate and current Ryerson Provost Alan Shepard. Photo Mohamed Omar (The Eyeopener)

Concordia announced on April 19 its recommendation for Dr. Alan Shepard as university President, along with its decision on the next Board of Governors Chair Norman Hébert and Dean of the John Molson School of Business Steve Harvey.

Following the announcement of Shepard as candidate, there will be a joint meeting of the BoG and the Senate. The meeting will be April 24 in the D.B. Clarke Theatre and will be open to the Concordia community.

Shepard, the current Provost at Ryerson University, is slated to replace Interim President Frederick Lowy, who has held the position since Jan. 2011 following the resignation of former President Judith Woodsworth.

As for the new BoG Chair, Hébert has been appointed “on the recommendation of its Governance and Ethics Committee,” said University Spokesperson Chris Mota. He begins his three-year term on July 1, 2012.

“[Hébert] is well known in Quebec as a successful business leader as well as a highly engaged philanthropist,” said current Board Chair Peter Kruyt.

Concordia Provost David Graham has appointed Steve Harvey as Dean of the JMSB for a five-year term also beginning in July.

“Steve Harvey is a distinguished scholar and teacher,” said Graham. “He is a dynamic administrator who will be an excellent dean and a great addition to the university’s senior academic leadership.”