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November 13 , 2003
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Seeking a new principal

Memorial University has begun the search for a new principal to succeed Dr. Adrian Fowler, who finishes his term at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College on July 1, 2004.

The principal is the chief academic and administrative officer of the college and a member of the university’s senior leadership team.

Chaired by Dr. Evan Simpson, Memorial’s vice-president (academic), a search committee has been struck. The committee is comprised of faculty, staff and students, as well as a community representative.

The search committee will conduct consultations with various individuals and groups to gather input on the issues, challenges and opportunities that will face the new principal, as well as the particular credentials, experience and personal qualities the candidates should possess.

The deadline for submitting comments is Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. Comments should be directed to the chair of the search committee for principal of Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, at or by writing Dr. Evan Simpson, Office of the Vice-President (Academic), Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7.

When he steps down in July, Dr. Fowler will take one year's administrative leave, during which he hopes to complete a book on cultural identity in Newfoundland literature. It is his intention to return to teaching following his leave.


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