University of King’s College appoints Dr. Anne Leavitt as 23rd president

University of King's College appoints Dr. Anne Leavitt as 23rd president

The board of governors of the University of King’s College is pleased to announce the appointment of  Dr. Anne Leavitt as the next president and vice-chancellor. Dr. Leavitt assumes office on August 1, 2011.

Dr. Leavitt’s appointment as King’s 23rd president and vice-chancellor follows an eight-month national search conducted by a presidential search committee representing the University’s board of  governors, faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Dr. Leavitt succeeds Dr. William Barker, who served as president and vice-chancellor for an eight-year term.

“I am very excited about the Board’s decision to appoint Dr. Leavitt,” said Bob Mann, search committee chair and vice-president of the King’s Alumni Association. “Dr. Leavitt is an experienced university administrator with a long-term commitment to the kind of education King’s values. I am fully confident that King’s will be well served by her leadership.”

“Dr. Leavitt is a very good fit with King’s in terms of the breadth of her intellectual interests and her personal approach to university management,” said Dr. John Hamm, chair of the King’s board of  governors. “We look forward to King’s maintaining its reputation of excellence during Dr Leavitt’s presidency.”

“I am deeply honoured to have been asked to serve as the next  president and vice-chancellor of the University of King’s College,” says Dr. Leavitt.  “I have long admired the model of education embraced by King’s and the considerable accomplishments of its faculty.  I very much look forward to enhancing the national profile of King’s as an institution that has succeeded in its commitment to provide an integrated and highly stimulating learning environment for its students.”

For more information, please contact Cheryl Bell at 902.422.1271 ext. 136, or cell 902.266.9403.

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