High-level Kwantlen Administrator Steps Down

Dr. Anne Lavack, Vice President (Academic) and Provost at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is leaving after little more than a year on the job, University President John McKendry, PhD, announced today, adding: “I thank Dr. Lavack for her service and wish her the very best in her future career.”

I found Dr. Lavack to be a refreshingly lucid colleague. I hope she has all the luck in the world.

Addendum (17 Aug.):

On September 1, Dr. Alan Davis will become Kwantlen’s new president – the fourth university president we will have had since 2008.

Gordon Lee will become Pro Tem VP (Academic), replacing Dr. Lavack, and he will be the fourth VP – Academic the university has had *since 2010*.

I must say, Kwantlen Polytechnic University is a very sturdy, innovative institution. I admire our administrators and the work they do. The university itself, though – its students, faculty, and all of its staff – goes from success to success no matter who, nominally, is in charge, or what challenges we face.

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