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September 13, 2001 Appointments





Recent appointments at Concordia

CTR welcomes notices of recent appointments. Please send them to the editor, barblak@alcor.concordia.ca. Please note the following changes in administrative roles:

Arts and Science: Robert Kilgore is now Vice-Dean, Student Affairs.

Engineering and Computer Science: Terry Fancott is Associate Dean, Special Projects; Kash Khorasani is Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Student Affairs

John Molson School of Business: Jerry Tomberlin is Interim Dean; Jerry Rosenblatt takes over his duties as Associate Dean, External Affairs and Executive Programs, on a half-time basis; Danielle Morin is Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Research and Program Evaluation; George Kanaan is Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Academic and Student Affairs. Dale Doreen (DS/MIS) has been appointed Director, Special Projects, to oversee design and construction of the new building.

Support staff
Dean of Students Office: Geoff Selig, formerly Senior Consultant and Helpline Coordinator in IITS, has been appointed to a new position, that of Researcher/Analyst. Keith Pruden is returning to Athletics full-time and will no longer be Coordinator of Student Affairs.

Recreation and Athletics: Sean Gordon has been named Concordia Sports Information, Publications and Web Site Coordinator. He replaces Catherine Grace, who is on maternity leave until Oct.1, 2002. Gordon worked most recently as an assistant in the university’s Financial Aid and Awards Office.

Oscar Peterson Concert Hall: Isabelle Bouvier has been appointed Director, effective August 6. She is a former manager of the Seagram Symphonia program and was executive assistant to the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation (1988-92. She replaces Neil Schwartzman, who will leave the university to pursue other projects. We thank him for his many years of fine service, and we welcome Isabelle to Concordia.

Advocacy and Support Services: Director Ann Kerby is on sabbatical for a year, and is being replaced by Pierre Frégeau, who is supervising lawyer of the university’s volunteer legal aid bureau.
Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery: Karen Antaki has left her post as Director-Curator to pursue other interests. She has worked at the gallery since 1992, curating and overseeing many fine shows. We thank her for her dedication, and wish her all the best.
Academic Relations Office: Maryanne Balazic, formerly in the Compensation and Benefits unit of Human Resources, has been appointed associate director. The Academic Relations Office has moved to 2155 Guy St., in ER-601.

Changes in membership on Concordia’s Board of Governors

At the final meeting of the academic year, held June 20, Concordia’s board of governors appointed four new members representing the community beyond the campus. We welcome them to Concordia, and thank them for taking on this responsibility.

Howard Davidson has a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia (1980), and a successful career in business, notably the Imperial Windsor Group Inc., Ledson Management Inc., and Dascon Investments Ltd.

Judith A. Kavanagh has a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia, and is a successful consultant in the field of portfolio management, asset allocation and general financial planning. She was a regular panelist for four years on Émission Finance (TVA/Télé-Québec), wrote a finance column for Châtelaine magazine, and has taught investment courses at the YWCA and the Montreal Exchange.

Jacques St-Laurent is vice-president, engineering, at Bell Helicopter Textron Canada (BHTC). He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Royal Military College, and studied flight-test engineering at the U.S. Navy Test Pilot School in Maryland. He began his career with BHTC in 1986, and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from UQAM.

Mackie I. Vadacchino de Massy
is president and CEO of Murray Axmith Inc., a Canadian leader in human resources management. From 1994 to 1997, she was vice-president (special projects, international commercial development) at Teleglobe Canada, and before that, a vice-president of Cinar Films Inc. She has a Bachelor’s in Commerce (1982), and an MBA (1984), both from Concordia.

Board chair Lillian Vineberg also paid tribute to four departing members.

The university is particularly sorry to lose the expertise and dedication of Peter Howlett and Marianne Donaldson. Both joined the board in 1989, and have been active on many committees over the years. Mr. Howlett is also a member of the Concordia University Foundation.

Ms. Vineberg also expressed gratitude for the service of Marianna Simeone and Ned Goodman, who are resigning from the board after two years because of the pressure of their professional lives.

Ms. Simeone has been active with the alumni office, and Mr. Goodman is a generous supporter of the university and the John Molson School of Business. He is also a member of the Concordia University Foundation.