President's Report 2007

Board of Regents gets new chair

Gilbert Dalton

Memorial alumnus and seasoned business executive Gilbert Dalton became the new chair of the university’s Board of Regents in March, 2007.

In addition to being a graduate of Memorial, Mr. Dalton is also an alumnus of Queen’s University. He worked with Ernst & Young in Toronto and Vancouver in a variety of accounting positions and in 1977, became a partner with Ernst & Young in St. John’s. In 1986, Mr. Dalton assumed the role of executive vice-president and chief financial officer for Baine Johnston Group of Companies, a position he maintains today.

“I am honoured to be asked to serve in this important role,” said Mr. Dalton at the time of his appointment. “Memorial is a tremendous asset for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and through its teaching and research it plays a significant role in the economic and social well being of our province.”

The Board of Regents is responsible for the management, administration and the affairs of Memorial and is made up of a diverse group of individuals representing business, social and educational sectors as well as students.