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MacLatchy to return for second term at Laurier

Deborah MacLatchy became the university's president and vice-chancellor in 2017
Deborah MacLatchy
Laurier president Deborah MacLatchy

Deborah MacLatchy will return for a second five-year term as president and vice-chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University. The announcement was made by the university's board of directors on Wednesday.

MacLatchy first took on the role in July 2017. Her new term will run from July 2022 to June 2027.

"Dr. MacLatchy has set a compelling vision and strategy for the university, building upon its reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and student experience, with a focus on growth of graduate programming, and a strong commitment to Indigenization, equity, diversity and inclusion," said Lynda Hawton Kitamura, chair of the Board of Governors. "Laurier's reputation for excellence, delivered in the warmth of a caring community, is widely recognized and we are pleased and fortunate that Dr. MacLatchy will continue her leadership of this vibrant university as president and vice-chancellor for another term."

Prior to taking on her current role, MacLatchy was Laurier's provost and vice-president. 

"I look forward to working with Laurier's faculty, staff, students, alumni and community partners to further the ambitious vision we have set for our university," said MacLatchy. "This is a university that develops engaged global citizens and supports innovative research that addresses some of society's most pressing challenges. It is an honour to lead this institution."

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