Dr. Richard J. Van Loon
Dr. Richard J. Van Loon was appointed President and Vice-Chancellor of Carleton University on August 1, 1996. He was reappointed for a four-year term on August 1, 2001 and retired in July 2005. He chaired the Council of Ontario Universities from 2003 to 2005. He is now Professor Emeritus in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton. Dr. Van Loon's career in government and academia has spanned over 30 years. He has held a number of senior positions with the federal government. Prior to his appointment at Carleton, Dr. Van Loon was Associate Deputy Minister, Health Canada for two years. Before Health Canada, he was Associate Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. He has taught political studies at Queen's University and public administration and political science at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Richard Van Loon received his Ph.D. in political studies (1968) from Queen's University. He graduated with a Master of Arts degree in political science (1965) and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry (1961) from Carleton University.
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