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CIS announces departure of CEO

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By Josh Beneteau 

The Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) announced via a press release that CEO Pierre Lafontaine is leaving the organization, effective immediately.

Thérèse Quigley, president of CIS and the athletic director at Western announced the departure, saying in the release, “[Lafontaine’s] positive relationships with the sport community and government officials have assisted the organization in strengthening our partnerships within the sport system. CIS is in a better position to move forward as a result of these accomplishments, and we are grateful to Pierre for his meaningful contributions.”

“I feel the time is right for me to explore new challenges and opportunities,” said Lafontaine in the release. “I am proud of the work our team has accomplished. I leave very confident that CIS is poised to achieve its vision of being a world leader in university sport.”

Lafontaine’s new job was not announced. The CIS will begin searching for a new CEO immediately.

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