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November 23, 2000 Leonard Ellen named Governor Emeritus



Just before the November 15 meeting of the Board of Governors, a special ceremony was held to honour Leonard Ellen and name him Governor Emeritus. He joins Brian Aune, Rev. S. Drummond, S.J., John Economides, Me André Gervais, Q.C, Henry Habib, Mrs. B. J. Lande, C. S. Malone, Donald McNaughton, James Smith, and Claude Taylor.

An active member of the Board since 1986 and ardent campaigner on behalf of Concordia, Ellen lent his name to the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery when the gallery moved to its new quarters in 1992.

Honorary Treasurer of the recent capital campaign, Leonard Ellen received the Faculty of Commerce Award of Distinction in 1991 and has played a key role in numerous university committees, including University Advancement (Chair, 1987-88, 1996-97; member, 1997-2000), Real Estate Committee (1988-89, 1999-00), Graduation Ceremonies Committee (1993-94, 1999-00), Finance Committee (Vice-Chair, 1987-88, 1989-90), among others.

Board Chair Lillian Vineberg also took the opportunity to thank Amely Jurgenliemk, who has served the Board since 1993 and was Secretary of the Board and Senate from January 1998 until July 2000. Amely has moved to the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, where she is Department Administrator.