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Concordia appoints Graham Carr as university’s new president

Carr has worked on several of the university's initiatives, including District 3 Innovation Centre, the Indigenous Directions Action Plan and more.
Carr has worked on several of the university's initiatives, including District 3 Innovation Centre, the Indigenous Directions Action Plan and more. Courtesy Concordia University

Concordia University has named Graham Carr its new president after his five-year term was approved by the board of governors on Thursday.

According to a press release from the university, Concordia’s new president is a Quebec native who joined the university’s history department in 1983 after earning his PhD from the University of Maine. Carr has served as interim president since July 1, succeeding Alan Shepard.

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He has held several leadership roles at Concordia prior to his appointments as interim president and now president. He served as provost and vice-president of academic, vice-president of research and graduate studies and dean of graduate studies.

Carr has also worked on several of the university’s initiatives, including District 3 Innovation Centre and the Indigenous Directions Action Plan.

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“Graham emerged from the international search process as the board’s overwhelming top choice,” said Norman Hébert, the chairperson of the Board of Directors.

Hébert said Carr’s knowledge of the higher education landscape is extensive.

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The university also announced the appointment of vice-chair Helen Antoniou as board of governors chair. She will succeed Hébert on Jul. 1, 2020.

Antoniou holds civil and common law degrees from McGill University and a master’s in law from Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, as well as a master’s in public health from Harvard University.
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