“I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Marcel over the past few years and he has been a great asset to Concordia in his role as associate vice-president,” says Concordia President Alan Shepard. “His skill and experience have been invaluable during the launch of our most ambitious fundraising appeal to date, the Campaign for Concordia.”
“It is a great honour for me to take on this new responsibility,” says Dupuis. “Bram has set the bar very high, yet I’m looking forward to picking up where he left off and continuing the great work we’ve been doing together.”
The office of the vice-president of Advancement and External Relations oversees fundraising and alumni stewardship activities for the university. In this role, Dupuis will also be responsible for overseeing the Office of Community Engagement. The initiative was implemented by Bram Freedman, outgoing vice-president of Advancement and External Relations, during his tenure.
“Leaving Concordia was a difficult decision for me, yet knowing that I’m leaving a highly competent and experienced team in the hands of Marcel makes it a bit easier,” says Freedman, who will become president and CEO of the Jewish General Hospital Foundation. “Marcel is a true professional and is highly effective. It has been a real joy working with him these past few years and I know he will thrive in his new position.”