After a 33 year career at Trent University—including six years as the head of Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area (GTA)—Joe Muldoon has announced his retirement on September 1st.
“Joe Muldoon has played a formative role in the development of Trent—first at our Peterborough campus and then in Durham,” says Dr. Leo Groarke, president and vice-chancellor of Trent University. “His leadership in so many areas has been a key factor making Trent what it is today. In the last five years, his work on programming at Durham and his community involvement in the Region of Durham has positioned the campus for continued growth in both the short and long term.”
Under his leadership, the Trent University Durham GTA campus has grown from 900 to 1,400 students. His work was instrumental in developing several new Durham specific programs including Communications & Critical Thinking, Child & Youth Studies, Masters in Management, and Policing & Community Well-being. Over the last two years, Muldoon has worked on planning a new $35 million expansion with a 200-bed residence as well as increased academic and student space.
“I am deeply appreciative of all the opportunities Trent has provided me with over the years and feel remarkably fortunate to have spent the last six years in a leadership role at Trent Durham,” Muldoon says.
The community-minded Muldoon will still be involved with Trent as he continues to coach the Men’s Varsity Curling team. He has coached several sports in the Peterborough community over the years, including hockey, youth soccer, competitive soccer and curling.