Professor Kathryn Laurin, president of Mount Saint Vincent University, has accepted a position as President of Camosun College in Victoria, BC, commencing September 1, 2009. While the Mount community is sad to see her leave, we are respectful of what was a difficult personal and professional decision.
Since joining the University in 2006, President Laurin has spearheaded the development of the University’s strategic plan, Destination 2012, and has directed the Mount’s $16-million capital campaign, which will help bring to fruition the development of a new Teaching, Learning and Research Centre, as well as scholarships and an endowed chair in learning disabilities.
President Laurin has brought an eclectic mix of experience to the University as an accomplished conductor, academic, and administrative leader. This past year she and her senior administrative team have focused on the development of a new academic plan, a business plan and key strategic enrolment initiatives to address enrolment challenges.
While the University will continue to benefit from our president’s leadership over the summer months, work is also underway to consider and confirm interim leadership. In addition, a search committee has been formed to recruit a permanent placement. The University will continue to provide updates as information arises.
The Mount would like to recognize Kathryn’s contributions to the University during her three years as President and Vice Chancellor and her dedication to its students, staff, faculty, volunteers and donors, and its many important community partners.
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