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The Hon. Marcel Danis has been re-appointed as Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations and Secretary-General for a second term, ending May 31, 2006.

He was first appointed to the position of Vice-Rector, Institutional Relations in 1996, and was named Secretary-General in 1998, when the two offices were merged into one. He is responsible for the University Advancement Division (Advancement, Alumni Relations), Communications (Public Relations, Marketing Communications, Translation, Information Services), Government Relations, Governance (Legal Counsel, Office of Board and Senate, Archives) and Human Resources and Employee Relations.

Larry English, C.A., has been re-appointed as Chief Financial Officer, also for a second five-year term ending May 31, 2006. The first professional named to this post, he came to Concordia in 1996 with extensive experience in the public sector, notably as financial director of St. Mary's Hospital.

• Me. Bram Freedman has been appointed Assistant Secretary-General and General Counsel. Reporting to Vice-Rector Institution Relations and Secretary-General Marcel Danis, he will have overall responsibility for the operations of the Office of the Board of Governors and Senate in addition to the Office of the General Counsel.

Freedman joined Concordia in 1992 as Assistant Legal Counsel and was named Legal Counsel in 1993. He has been involved in virtually every aspect of the university's operations and has been responsible for defending the university's legal interests before the courts and administrative tribunals.

Danielle Tessier has been appointed Secretary of the Board and Senate. She joins the university from Desjardins-Laurentian Financial Corporation, and prior to 1994, the Laurentian Group. She has a Bachelor of Civil Law from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and has done graduate studies in writing/translation at Concordia. She replaces Amely Jurgenliemk, who has taken a new position in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

Elizabeth Saccá, Professor of Art Education, has been appointed Associate Dean of Graduate Studies. She replaces Rosemary Drage Hale, who has moved to Brock University to be Dean of Humanities.








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