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Message from Dr. Eddy Campbell

June 25, 2009

At the end of August I will be leaving Memorial University to commence my new role as the 18th president of the University of New Brunswick.

As I have said many times before, my belief in Memorial, its future and the strength and commitment of its staff, students and faculty has never been greater.  I wish all the best for you and for this university.   

Pursuant to the Memorial University Act and while the search continues for a new president, the Board of Regents has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Chris Loomis to the position of president in the interim commencing on July 1, 2009. 

Dr. Loomis has performed in an exemplary fashion as vice-president (academic) pro tempore and in his many other leadership roles before that, and I’m confident you will continue to support him in his new role. This move created an impending vacancy in the vice-president (academic) position. To address this issue, I formed an advisory committee that included Dr. Loomis, as chair; along with Dr. Mark Abrahams, dean of the Faculty of Science; Dr. Gary Gorman, dean of the Faculty of Business Administration; Dr. Mary Bluechardt, director of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation; and Morgan Cooper, director of the Division of Faculty Relations. The committee consulted widely and provided helpful advice.  I am pleased to inform the university community that the Board of Regents has also appointed Dr. Reeta Tremblay to the position of vice-president (academic) for the interim period commencing July 1, 2009. 

Dr. Tremblay currently serves as dean of the Faculty of Arts. The timing of both appointments allows for a period of overlap to facilitate the transition. I look forward to seeing many of you before I leave.  Thank you for your support during my time at Memorial and for all your kind thoughts, comments and wishes. 

H.E.A. (Eddy) Campbell

Acting President and Vice-Chancellor