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University of Windsor chooses Robert Gordon as new president

After almost a year, the University of Windsor's board of governor's chose its new president. Robert Gordon will start Sept. 1.

Gordon is the current provost and vice-president of academic at Wilfrid Laurier University

Robert Gordon will be the next president at the University of Windsor. (wlu.ca and CBC)

The University of Windsor's board of governors appointed Robert Gordon as its newest president and vice-chancellor.

Gordon is the current provost and vice-president of academic at Wilfrid Laurier University. Former president Alan Wildeman retired in June 2018. Douglas Kneale has been filling in as the interim president.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the University of Windsor family and look forward to working with our exceptional students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners in building on the commitment to excellence that exists throughout our incredible institution," said Gordon in a news release from the university.

Gordon has a bachelor and master's degrees in engineering from McGill University. He also has a PhD in land resource science from the University of Guelph.

The university said Gordon is an authority on environmental issues and agricultural engineering in Canada. 

Gordon will start Sept. 1. 

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