Chris Decker has resigned as chairman of Memorial’s
Board of Regents to serve as co-chair for the Liberal Campaign
Management Committee for the upcoming provincial election.
Mr. Decker’s appointment to chair the board was made
by Youth Services and Post-Secondary Education Minister
Sandra Kelly and was effective Nov. 1, 2002.
Mr. Decker has been a member of the Board of Regents since
1999 and is a resident of Roddickton. He was elected to
the House of Assembly in 1985 and during his career has
served as minister of health, minister of education and
training, and minister of justice.
Prior to provincial politics, he was mayor of the Town of
Roddickton, and owner/operator of several businesses. He
has also served on school-related boards and councils throughout
the province. He has a bachelor of arts (English) from Memorial
University and a master of divinity from Pine Hill Divinity
Hall. A replacement had not been named before the Gazette’s