Atkinson heads to Kwantlen, 2 years later

April 12, 2008

Former president of Carleton University, David Atkinson, made headlines in 2006 when he resigned suddenly from his post, only a year into his 5 year term.  Starting July 1, Atkinson will be the new head of Kwantlen University College in BC.  Atkinson remained a tenured professor in Carleton's English department, and planned to continue teaching.  The Ottawa Citizen reports that Atkinson received a $519,000 severance package and 18 months of expenses, including a car and housing allowance -- on top of his $91,000 professor's salary.  The Ottawa Citizen