Shepard said Concordia’s “reputation matters deeply” — that it was vital the “next generation of Concordia students have a great experience while they’re on campus.”
The president’s talk to some 60 guests touched on other themes such as campus growth and the value of a Concordia degree.
Shepard drew attention to Concordia’s advances in research. He offered a perspective on the positive attributes of the historic merger of Sir George Williams University and Loyola College, Concordia’s founding institutions.
Yet reputation led as the night’s key theme. “What I hope from Concordia graduates is that the Concordia name opens doors for you,” Shepard said.
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