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Dr. Axel Meisen's appointment as the university's president and vice-chancellor was extended for a three-year term, effective Sept. 1, 2005. The announcement was made by Lorne Wheeler, chair of Memorial University's Board of Regents, after the university's governing body approved the extension at its Dec. 9, 2004, meeting. Dr. Meisen was appointed in September 1999 for a six-year term, renewable for a further three years. Mr. Wheeler said members of the Board of Regents were impressed with Dr. Meisen's strong leadership and communications skills during the past five years.