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New Athletics and Recreation executive director appointed

Linda MelnickLinda Melnick has been appointed executive director, Athletics and Recreation at Queen’s University with immediate effect. Melnick succeeds Leslie Dal Cin who retired from the position in May 2022.

“Linda has long been dedicated to post-secondary athletics and recreation dating back to her time as an OUA varsity athlete,” says Ann Tierney, Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs, who led the recruitment process. “She is known for leading change based on transparency and collaboration. She is a champion for safe sport, and ensuring the principles of equity, diversity, inclusivity, Indigenization, and accessibility are fundamental to her work in supporting students and student athletes.”

As executive director, Melnick will work to advance the university’s mission and strategic goals and foster a culture of excellence, accountability, collaboration and innovation that support exceptional recreation and athletic programs and services, which serve the entire university community. Melnick will also lead the development, management, business operations, and assessment of programs and services that engage and have significant impact for students, student-athletes, stakeholders, and partners.

“I am excited for this opportunity as we continue our work to achieve our department’s vision of being the leading Athletics and Recreation program in Canada,” Melnick says. “I am honoured to follow Leslie, whose leadership transformed the department and its operations.”

Read the full article on the Queen's Athletics and Recreation website.