Dear Bishop’s community,
I am very pleased to advise you that Professor Reena Atanasiadis has been appointed Dean of the Williams School of Business effective August 1st, 2019.
The Search Committee was chaired by Dr. Miles Turnbull and included Dr. Hafid Agourram, Professor Marlène Canuel (Contract Faculty), Mr. Kent Carson (external member of the Board of Governors), Dr. Nathalie Hivert, Dr. Robert Palmer, Dr. Cranmer Rutihinda and Dr. Calin Valsan.
Professor Atanasiadis earned a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA with distinction at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. She is a Senior Lecturer with permanence at the John Molson School of Business, where she has been employed since 2003.
She is the Graduate Program Director for Concordia’s MBA in Investment Management, the Academic Director of the Van Berkom JMSB Small Cap Case Competition and the Academic Director of the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program.
During her tenure at the John Molson School of Business, she introduced Behavioural Finance to the MBA program and served as Director of International Accreditation.
Professor Atanasiadis is an award-winning teacher and has been very successful in attracting significant private donations to Concordia.
Prior to becoming a professor, she had an impressive 15-year career in the investment banking and wealth management industry.
Professor Atanasiadis has been a member of Concordia’s Senate and has served on several search committees assisting with the recruitment of department chairs and program directors.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Atanasiadis to Bishop’s.
I would also like to take this opportunity to express my admiration and appreciation to Dr. Francine Turmel for her leadership as Dean of the WSB over the past five years.
Francine’s accomplishments are numerous, including a significant review and revision of the undergraduate Business curriculum, a new graduate certificate in Business designed for graduates of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and constructive contributions to the Board of the Dobson-Lagassé Centre.
Francine played a key role in attracting a significant donation from the Banque Nationale to support experiential learning in Business. She also played an important leadership role in signing several DEC-BACC agreements with Cégeps across the province.
Francine was also responsible for reviving and leading our annual Centraide campaign, which was an eloquent manifestation of her character and values.
It has been a pleasure to have Francine as a colleague and I am very grateful to her for her dedication and significant contributions to Bishop’s.
Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Principal & Vice-Chancellor