Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
December 12, 2019

Minister Congratulates New President of Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today congratulated Dr. Vianne Timmons on her appointment as the 13th president and vice-chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The announcement of Dr. Timmons, Memorial’s first female president, was made by Iris Petten, Chair of the Board of Regents and chair of the university’s Presidential Search Committee.

The appointment was recommended by the Presidential Search Committee and its members, which included representatives of the university’s board, faculty, students, administration, and the community at large. The appointment was approved by the university’s Board of Regents.

“It is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Timmons back to Newfoundland and Labrador and to her new role as President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University of Newfoundland. I am confident that her exceptional experience and qualifications will prove to be a great benefit to this world-class institution and I look forward to working closely with her to support and strengthen post-secondary education in Newfoundland and Labrador. I thank outgoing president and vice-chancellor Dr. Gary Kachanoski for his vision and leadership. All Newfoundlanders and Labradorians can be proud of his stewardship and dedication to Memorial and to our province over the last nine and a half years.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour 

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