Queen’s U Principal Karen Hitchcock’s resignation email

For those of you interested, here is the email sent by Hitchcock announcing her resignation:

Dear Members of the Queen’s Community,

After much reflection, I have decided to withdraw my request for reappointment and, with regret, will be stepping aside as Principal and Vice-Chancellor effective April 30, 2008 in order to ensure a smooth transition.

I want to take this opportunity to express my deep thanks to those Trustees, faculty, administrators, staff, students, alumni and volunteers who played such a large part in the accomplishments of the last four years.  I look forward to thanking you personally in the days ahead.  I especially want to thank my Vice-Principals whose professionalism, skill, creativity and deep commitment to Queen’s serve us all so well.

It has been an honour to serve Queen’s and I wish only the best for the University we all love.


Karen R. Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Karen R. Hitchcock, Ph.D.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
Queen’s University at Kingston
140 Dunning Hall
94 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario  K7L 3N6
(613) 533-2201
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