On Campus

Former prez takes reins at Concordia

Board chair considered resigning but will stay on

Concordia University has officially appointed an interim president after the Board of Governors voted unanimously in favour of Fred Lowy on Friday. Lowy is a former Concordia president who left the post in 2005 after serving two terms. He will run the administration while the university searches for a permanent replacement for Judith Woodsworth who left just before Christmas. Although the university initially said Woodsworth left for “personal” reasons, it is now widely believed that she was pushed out by the board, though chair Peter Kruyt says confidentiality rules prevent him from discussing the case in public. Several faculty councils have called for the resignation of Kruyt and other board members, but he says he will remain, although he did consider leaving.

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