President and Provost to Retire

Sudbury ON, July 21, 2022 – As part of the Plan of Arrangement materials filed today with the Superior Court of Justice, Laurentian University announced the pending retirement of Dr. Robert Haché as President and Vice-Chancellor and Dr. Marie-Josée Berger as Provost, to be effective prior to emergence from CCAA. An interim president and provost will be appointed, and the formal search process to identify a permanent president, in consultation with the Laurentian community, will be commenced.

“We deeply appreciate President Haché’s and Provost Berger’s leadership and contributions to Laurentian,” said Jeff Bangs, Chair of the Board of Governors. “Their guidance and resolve have been indispensable during the most challenging period in our history.”

“At this pivotal time for Laurentian University, I leave my leadership role with energy and optimism for the future,” said President Haché. “I’ve approached my role with clear priorities: to learn from the Laurentian community, to successfully complete the CCAA restructuring process, and to put our university on track for an academically rich, culturally diverse, and fiscally sound future. I’m humbled to have had the opportunity to serve this great university.”

“While we still have far to go, our Board feels renewed optimism as we work with our community and government partners to protect and advance Laurentian’s unique mission as a bilingual and tricultural institution for Ontario’s North,” said Bangs.