Pierre Lucier elected president of CREPUQ
CREPUQ, the Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités
du Québec, has chosen the head of the Université du Québec,
Pierre Lucier, as its next president, effective September 1. He succeeds
François Tavenas, rector of Université Laval, who has held
the position for two years.
Concordia Rector Frederick Lowy was elected vice-president of CREPUQ,
as was Robert Lacroix, rector of the Université de Montréal.
Janyne Hodder, principal of Bishops, will be secretary-treasurer.
Lucier has been president of the Université du Québec since
late 1996. He began his career as a professor at the Université
de Montréal (1970-75), after which he was a researcher in the Centre
danimation, de développement et de recherche en Éducation
He subsequently entered the Quebec civil service, holding posts as assistant
deputy minister of education, head of the Superior Council of Education
(1984-89) and head of the Council of Universities (1989-90), deputy minister
of higher education and science, and deputy minister of education.
He has a doctorate from the Université des Sciences humaines, Strasbourg,
an MA in philosophy, and a licentiate in theology.
Dr. Lucier has also been active in the Organization for Economic Co-operation
and Development, the committee of deputy education ministers of Canada,
and on the executive of the Agence universitaire de la francophonie.
CREPUQ brings together the administrators of Quebecs universities,
and expresses their common concerns.