Donat J. Taddeo, L BA 67
Member of the Order of Canada
“For his significant contributions to his community and to educational institutions as a teacher, development leader, administrator and volunteer.”
A lifelong advocate for his alma mater, Don Taddeo held several positions in his quarter-century career at Concordia. Among them, he taught communication studies for 15 years, served as dean of what is now the Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science and as co-chair of the university’s first capital campaign in the late 1990s.
Taddeo later led the McGill University Health Centre Foundation as president and CEO for nine years before becoming vice-rector of Development and Alumni Relations at Université de Montréal. He is now assistant to the president, Planning and Development at Loyola High School in Montreal.
Dedicated to community, Taddeo is a board member at Villa Sainte-Marcelline school, the Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal Foundation and Orchestre Métropolitain. Over the last four decades, he has served on numerous boards, more recently at the Quebec Special Olympics and MAB-Mackay Foundation, and as chair at Marianopolis College.
Taddeo holds degrees from Loyola College, one of Concordia’s founding institutions, Stanford University (PhD) and the University of Southern California (MA).