The appointment will commence July 1st, 2020 which will be his final term. U of L Chair, Kurt Schlachter, explains why Mahon received a third term. "There are a number of extraordinary initiatives currently underway that are significantly aided through strong, consistent leadership" Schlachter says. "Among these include action to enhance equity, diversity and inclusion on our campuses." Mahon is the sixth president and vice-chancellor of the University and first came to the U of L in 2010. During his tenure, he introduced the University's first Academic Plan and Strategic Research Plan followed closely by Destination 2020, the U of L's Strategic Plan.