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Board of Regents

(February 10, 2000, Gazette)

The Memorial University Act empowers the Board of Regents “to do and perform all other matters and things which may seem appropriate and useful for the well ordering and advancement of the university.”

Section 34 (1) of the Act states that “the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university are vested in the board.”

However, section 56 of the Act states “The Senate shall have general charge of all matters of an academic character.”

The board consists of the chancellor; the president, who is the vice-chancellor; and the vice-president (academic), who is the pro vice-chancellor (these three members are ex-officio); six members elected by the alumni association, 17 members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council (government), and two members appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council who are full-time students. (One of these student positions is currently vacant.) The chairperson of the board shall be appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council and the board will elect one of its members as vice-chairperson. Membership on the board is voluntary.

The board has the following powers:

• To maintain property the board considers necessary for the use of the university and to erect and maintain those buildings and structures the board considers necessary, and to spend the money needed to maintain, build and furnish these buildings;

• To appoint the president, vice-presidents, deans of all faculties, the librarian, the registrar, the bursar, the professors, the associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, instructors, demonstrators and other teachers in the university and all officers and employees that the board considers necessary for the purposes of the university and to fix their salaries, define their duties and their tenure of office or employment. All teaching appointments, promotions and dismissals must be approved by the president of the university.

• To fix, determine and collect all fees and charges to be paid to the university;

• To exercise disciplinary jurisdiction over the students of the university with the power to suspend, expel or fine;

• To determine the number of students the university can accommodate and to make regulations for limiting those numbers and setting the academic requirements of those seeking admission;

• To provide for representation of a faculty or school on the Senate and to fix the number of representatives.

Editor’s note: This feature replaces the Gazette’s occasional Meet the Board feature and is intended to introduce the members of the Board of Regents to the university community. For more, see the Board of Regents Web page at www.mun.ca/regents.

To read more on the following board members just click on the photo or scroll down the page.

 
Edward Roberts

 
Axel Meisen

 
Evan Simpson

 
John C. Crosbie

 
Alick R. Andrews

 
Gail Aylward

 
Eleanor Bennett

 
Hayward Blake

 
Aubrey Bonnell

 
Robert Brown

 
Lisa Browne

 
Calvin Butt

 
Chris Decker

 
Sharon Duggan

 
Frederick N. Durant

 
Peter Fenwick

 
Georgina Hedges

 
Ed Kelly

 
Nancy Kelly

 
Brendan Lewis

 
Frankie O'Neill

 
Brendan Paddick

 
Larry Peckford

 
Joan Pinsent

 
David Power

 
Harvey Short

 
Lorelei Stanley

 
Susen Wood

Dr. Axel Meisen
St. John’s, Nfld.
President and vice-chancellor


Edward Roberts QC
Lawyer – Patterson, Palmer,
Hunt, Murphy
St. John’s, Nfld.
Chair of the board
Appointment: In Council


Dr. Evan Simpson
St. John’s, Nfld.
Vice-president (academic)
and pro vice-chancellor


Dr. John Crosbie PC, QC, OC
Counsel to Patterson, Palmer, Hunt, Murphy
St. John’s, Nfld.
Chancellor


Alick R. Andrews
Businessperson
Ottawa, Ont.
Appointment: Alumni Association


Gail Aylward
Primary teacher
St. John’s, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Eleanor Bennett
St. John’s, Nfld.
Secretary of the board


Hayward Blake
Principal, Ascension Collegiate
Bay Roberts, Nfld.
Appointment: Alumni Association


Aubrey Bonnell
Lawyer – Curtis, Dawe
Vice-chair of the board
St. John’s, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Robert Brown
PhD student
St. John’s, Nfld.
Appointment: Student


Lisa Browne
Director of Communicatoins
Peninsulas health Care Corp.
Clarenville, Nfld.
Appointment: Alumni Association


Calvin Butt
Retired educator
Bay Roberts, Nfld.
Appointment: Alumni Association


Chris Decker
Businessperson
Roddickton, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Sharon Duggan
Director of HR, NewTel
Mount Pearl, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council

Frederick N. Durant
Retired educator
St. John’s, Nfld.
Appointment: Alumni Association


Peter Fenwick
Media columnist, commentator
Cape St. George, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Dr. Georgina Hedges
Businessperson
Grand Falls-Windsor, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Ed Kelly
Retired educator
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador
Appointment: In Council


Nancy Kelly
Retired
Corner Brook, Nfld
Appointment: In Council


Dr. Brendan Lewis
Chief of Orthopedics,
Western Memorial
Corner Brook, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Frankie O’Neill
Actor
St. John’s, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Brendan Paddick
President, Regional Cablesystems
St. John’s, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Larry Peckford
Manager, HRDC
Stephenville, Nfld.
Appointment: Alumni Association


Joan Pinsent
Businessperson
Stephenville, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


David Power
Lawyer – Morrow, Power
Bay Roberts, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Harvey Short
Businessperson
Paradise, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Lorelei Stanley
Nursing student
St. John’s, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council


Susan Wood
Primary teacher
Grand Bank, Nfld.
Appointment: In Council