Christian Corno to succeed Len Even as Director General
Academic Dean Promoted to Top Post
Donat Taddeo, Chair of the Board of Governors, announced on April 12, 2016 the appointment of Christian Corno, an experienced administrator and educator, as the new Director General of Marianopolis College effective July 1, 2016.
“A year ago we completed our strategic plan designed to ensure that Marianopolis remains one of Quebec’s top pre-university colleges,” Mr. Taddeo said. “As our Academic Dean for the past four years, Christian Corno played a pivotal role in its development, while demonstrating that he has the leadership skills and commitment to excellence required to oversee the successful implementation of our strategic plan.”
Dean Corno said, “Over the coming years, we will be focusing on the three pillars of our strategic plan, namely transforming individuals who will change the world, focusing on building a cohesive and caring community with a shared mission and vision and adopting strategies to ensure our sustainability as a small independent college. Our success will to a large extent depend on the active participation of all members of the Marianopolis community, and my commitment is to put a premium on consultation, dialogue and the development of a spirit of collaboration.”
With a MA in Economics from l’Université du Québec à Montréal and a MA in Education from l’Université de Montréal, Mr. Corno was an economics professor who for the past ten years held increasingly senior leadership positions at Champlain Regional College and Marianopolis. He is President of the Commission des Directeurs des études and a member of the Conseil Général of the Association des collèges privés du Québec.
“Len Even is taking leave of the College after seven years as Director General, and, on behalf of the entire Marianopolis community, I wish to thank him for his significant contribution to Marianopolis and wish him every success in his future endeavours,” Mr. Taddeo said. During two terms, Director General Even helped Marianopolis navigate several critical transitions, from successfully completing the move to its Westmount location and modernizing the campus, to developing and implementing the College’s next strategic plan, to conducting a community-wide comprehensive review of the College’s bylaws and governance structure. Most importantly, students continued to excel in the classroom, repeatedly achieving the highest average R-Scores in the province and the most R-Scores above 34. In addition, 88% of Marianopolis students attend their first-choice university, many of them in their first-choice program.
Mr. Taddeo said, “In light of his academic background, his experience at the senior management level in post-secondary education, his knowledge of and involvement with college and CEGEP networks in Quebec as well as with the Ministry of Education, and his commitment to the distinguishing characteristics of the Marianopolis educational experience, we are confident that under Christian’s leadership we will continue to build on this solid foundation. He will help ensure that the legacy of Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Congrégation de Notre-Dame continues to inspire the unique and transformational educational experience that is the hallmark of Marianopolis.”