MSVU announces Bluechardt stepping down as president

March 16, 2021
Mount Saint Vincent University has announced that Mary Bluechardt has stepped down from her role as president early. CBC says that Bluechardt, whose term was set to expire on June 30, 2022, had to state her intention to renew the contract by Jan 1, 2021. MSVU Board of Governors Chair Anne McGuire said Bluechardt had “recently announced” that she was not planning to reoffer. “In light of this, the Board and Dr. Bluechardt have agreed that she will leave the University before the end of her term to permit the Board to move forward on the search process and for Dr. Bluechardt to pursue other opportunities, including her focus on national and provincial board work,” said McGuire. Former MSVU president Ramona Lumpkin will return as interim president. CBC (NS)