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Laurentian board re-elects Claude Lacroix as chair to complete CCAA process

Sonia Del Missier was elected as the board's vice-chair

Claude Lacroix will remain as chair of Laurentian University’s board of governors for another year.

The board voted on June 15 to re-appoint Lacroix for a one-year term. He finished a two-year term on June 18. He has been a board member since 2006.

“This strategic renewal will enable an important continuity of leadership and stability within our board of governors as we complete the CCAA process,” said Robert Haché, president and vice-chancellor of Laurentian University. “Laurentian remains committed to conducting a fulsome review of its bicameral governance as it moves forward. Mr. Lacroix’s deep understanding and connection to the Laurentian community is and will be a guiding light in our decision making.”  

As part of the CCAA process, it was learned in April that there would likely be no changes to Laurentian’s governance or senior leadership in the near future when they were seeking an increase in DIP funding.

One of the conditions for the further $10 million loan is as follows: “No material changes to LU’s governance or senior leadership shall occur that, in the DIP Lender’s sole discretion, creates a situation of increased instability during the term of the DIP Facility.”

Lacroix is an alumnus, having earned his B.A. from Laurentian University in 1991. He graduated from the faculty of Law at L’Université de Moncton in 1996. Lacroix is a partner at Lacroix Lawyers/Avocats.

Lacroix is actively involved in his community. He is past president of both the Laurentian University Alumni Association and the Sudbury District Law Association; past interim chair of Science North board of trustees, past executive member and director of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation; past president of the Ontario French Speaking Trial Lawyers Association; and a past chair of the Sudbury Airport Community Development Corporation.

Sonia Del Missier was elected as the board's vice-chair at the June 18 board of governors meeting. Del Missier is a former Cambrian VP.


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