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BREAKING: Dr Anne Leavitt will be president of King's

The Board of Governors of King’s has announced that Dr. Anne Leavitt will replace Dr. William Barker as president on August 1.
Leavitt is currently Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Vancouver Island University and has held this post since 2005. She is a Liberal Studies professor and previously held academic positions at Brock University and McMaster University.
In an email sent out to the King’s community, Leavitt said “I am deeply honoured to have been asked to serve as the next President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of King’s College. 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.”
“I am very excited about the Board’s decision to appoint Dr. Leavitt. 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,” said Bob Mann, Search Committee Chair and Vice-President of the King’s Alumni Association, in the same email.
The president holds a five-year term. Dr. Barker’s term was renewed.

By David J. Shuman

David is the current editor-in-chief of The Watch and writes on student issues and events. Find him on Twitter: @DavidJShuman

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