Appointment of Ms. Lisa Quinn as Executive Director of the McGill-Queen's University Press

Dear members of the McGill and Queen’s communities,

It is our great pleasure to share with you the news that Lisa Quinn has been appointed the next Executive Director of the McGill-Queen’s University Press, beginning 1 July 2023.

Ms. Quinn has served as Director of the Wilfrid Laurier University Press since 2016. Prior to directorship, she was Associate Director and Acquisitions Editor at WLUP, where she began her career in publishing in 2006. During her tenure, Ms. Quinn built award-winning lists in a range of disciplines, notably in Indigenous studies, life writing, literature, cultural criticism, feminist scholarship, environmental humanities, social work, and social policy. Under her direction, WLUP established a leading presence in digital publishing, developing programs in alternative formats of publication, accessible production, and research in scholarly communication.

Ms. Quinn is an active leader and advocate within the academic and trade publishing communities in Canada and internationally. She is currently President of the Ontario Book Publishers Association and a member of the Boards of Directors of the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and Livres Canada Books. Ms. Quinn has previously served as President of the Association of Canadian University Presses from 2016 to 2019. Ms. Quinn holds an MLIS from Western University and has served on Library Relations committees for both the Association of University Presses and the ACP.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Quinn to the McGill-Queen’s University Press. We are excited to see this important new phase of the Press’s development unfold.

Finally, we would like to express our sincere thanks and congratulations to Phil Cercone, whose unwavering commitment to the MQUP has been integral to the growth and success of the Press over the last nearly forty years.

Christopher Manfredi

Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

McGill University

Teri Shearer

Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic)

Queen’s University

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