Mr. Mandel is a steadfast leader in Edmonton. He is a successful businessman, entrepreneur and politican. He was Mayor of the City of Edmonton for three terms and was appointed to the provincial cabinet of Premier Jim Prentice as Minister of Health.
Mr. Mandel understands that post-secondary institutions are an essential vehicle for creating and developing new leaders and the reputation of this city. While Mayor, he often stated that “Edmonton’s post-secondary institutions are crucial to the city’s economy and identity.”
“This is an exciting time at Concordia University of Edmonton and we are honoured to have Mr. Mandel as Chancellor,” Mike Wade, Board Chair said. “He is an outstanding leader, respected politician and prominent Edmontonian. The Board looks forward to working with him.”
Concordia’s president, Dr. Tim Loreman is pleased with the decision. “Stephen Mandel has served the Edmonton community well for many years in a number of roles and we have no doubt that he will provide invaluable support to Edmonton’s university, Concordia. We are proud to have him as our next Chancellor, and I am excited about engaging with him as we work towards becoming Canada’s preeminent small university.”
Concordia University of Edmonton is nestled in Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton within the Highlands neighbourhood overlooking the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley. It offers over 45 majors and minors in the fields of arts, science and management, as well as two after-degree programs, three master’s degrees and several graduate certificates and diplomas.