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September 12, 2002 Appointments



Outgoing Dean of Graduate Studies and Research Claude Bédard has been appointed to the Quebec Commission on University Teaching and Research. The three-year appointment was made by Céline Saint-Pierre, chair of the Superior Council of Education.

Tamas (Tom) Zsolnay has left his post as Executive Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations for a United Nations mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea, where he will coordinate the deployment of 220 military observers. We wish him all the best in his new duties.

Marcel Dupuis has been appointed Acting Chief Development Officer in the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Affairs, and as such is responsible for supervising Concordia’s fundraising efforts. He worked for seven years for a private fundraising consulting firm, and joined Concordia last spring as Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving.

Victoria Percival-Hilton has left her position as Associate General Counsel to become Legal Counsel at McGill University. Vicky was at Concordia for seven years, representing the university before administrative tribunals and the courts, mostly in the area of labour relations. We wish her every success.

Yves Proulx has left his post as Assistant Director of Employee Relations to take on new responsibilities at the the McGill University Health Centre.

David Gobby, Coordinator of Quality Programs, has been named Interim Director of the Recruitment Office.

Michael Kenneally has been appointed Chair in Canadian Irish Studies, a new position. He has served as interim director of the Centre for Canadian Irish Studies since it was established in 2000, before which he taught in the Department of English. The holder of a PhD from the University of Toronto, he is the author of Sean O’Casey and the Art of Autobiography, and the editor of the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies.

Ghislaine Leclerc
has retired after 15 years at Concordia. She was most recently secretary to the executive director of Facilities Management. We wish her a happy retirement.

Suzanne Gregory
has been appointed Executive Assistant to the Executive Director, Facilities Management. Suzanne has a BA in French Studies from the Université de Montréal, and many years of experience in real estate. Welcome, Suzanne.

Simon Horn
has been appointed Web Communications Development Coordinator in the Department of Internal Relations and Communications. Simon has some 20 years experience as a writer, editor and computer specialist.