CTR Home Internal  Relations and Communications Home About CTR Publication Schedule CTR Archives

June 7, 2001 Administration In Brief




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 Bishop’s, 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 d’animation, de développement et de recherche en Éducation (1975-78).

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 Quebec’s universities, and expresses their common concerns.