Tom Allen an­nounces re­tire­ment from RSEQ

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Vic­to­ria Vanier Sher­brooke

Allen will be re­tir­ing from his po­si­tion as the Com­mis­sioner of the Réseau du sport étu­di­ant du Québec (RSEQ) at the end of the 2013-2014 sea­son. He has held the po­si­tion for five years. With a back­ground in Ed­u­ca­tion and His­tory, Mr. Allen was the sports di­rec­tor at Cham­plain Col­lege from 1973 to 1979, the sports di­rec­tor at Bishop’s Univer­sity, a mem­ber of the ad­min­is­tra­tive coun­cil of the Sher­brooke Jeux du Que­bec, in 1995, and the pres­i­dent of Cana­dian In­teruni­ver­sity Sport in 1998- 1999.

“I’d like to thank the RSEQ for hav­ing con­fi­dence in me dur­ing my man­date. Be­ing a part of this net­work for so many years has al­lowed me to ex­pe­ri­ence many mem­o­rable mo­ments and, for that, I’ll be eter­nally grate­ful,” said Mr. Allen.

For their part, the RSEQ would like to em­pha­size the con­tri­bu­tion and the ex­cep­tional de­vo­tion of Mr. Allen dur­ing his years as Com­mis­sioner. Un­der his gov­er­nance, univer­sity football ex­pe­ri­enced ex­cep­tional growth at the provin­cial level and stu­dent ath­letes had a chance to shine at the national level.

“Tom was a big ally in the cause of univer­sity football. His lead­er­ship, his vast ex­pe­ri­ence and his deep un­der­stand­ing of stu­dent sport made Mr. Allen a con­sid­er­able as­set,” said Alain Roy, the gen­eral di­rec­tor of the RSEQ.

Mr. Allen’s suc­ces­sor has not yet been named.

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