Concordia president leaves university

January 3, 2011

On December 22, Concordia University's board of governors announced that president Judith Woodsworth would be stepping down immediately for "personal reasons." In a statement, the board's chair says "Concordia has thrived under (Woodsworth's) direction, with significant progress and an enhanced reputation on the local, provincial, national and international scenes." The chair says Concordia would welcome Woodsworth back if she wished to rejoin the faculty. Apparently, sources interviewed by the Montreal Gazette and the CBC say Woodsworth had been let go. Concordia's previous president, Claude Lajeunesse, stepped down in September 2007 after 2 years in the position. Concordia News | Montreal Gazette | CBC