Carleton University’s Board of Governors announced the appointment of Dr. Benoit-Antoine Bacon as its 15th President and Vice-Chancellor. The appointment of Dr. Bacon follows an international search process that engaged hundreds of internal and external constituents at Carleton and in the Ottawa community.
“On behalf of the Carleton University community, I am very pleased that our comprehensive search process identified a leader of Benoit’s calibre,’’ said Chris Carruthers, chair of the Board of Governors.
“As Carleton positions itself to respond to a changing university sector and increased competition, Benoit will play a critical leadership role in leading the organisation and supporting our students, faculty and staff. On behalf of the Board, I would like to congratulate Benoit and welcome him to the Carleton community.”
An accomplished teacher, researcher and academic administrator, Dr. Bacon will assume his leadership role at Carleton from Queen’s University where he currently serves as Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).
Dr. Bacon will assume a tenured appointment at the rank of professor in Carleton’s Department of Psychology. His research specialty is the neurophysiological and cognitive bases of visual perception.