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New director named for Student Recruitment

Memorial has appointed Shona Perry-Maidment as its new director of the Office of Student Recruitment. The appointment was approved by the Board of Regents at its May meeting.

Ms. Perry-Maidment, who has been acting director since September 2008, replaces Sheila Devine, who was director from 2003 to 2008. As the director of student recruitment, she will be responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to establish international and domestic student undergraduate recruitment targets and lead the recruitment staff in implementing recruitment-related initiatives.

Ms. Perry-Maidment holds a bachelor of arts and education and a master of education degree from Memorial. She has been an employee of the university since 1992 including roles with the faculty of education and student affairs and services.

“Working with Memorial University, and in particular the Office of Student Recruitment, has been a truly rewarding experience for me,” Ms. Perry-Maidment said. “This role will be challenging but I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead the department and work with other units to recruit undergraduate students.”

Throughout her career with Memorial she has been involved with numerous committees and working groups and is currently a member of the Establishing Student Relationships Program, the Senate Committee on Scholarships, the International Entrance Scholarship Selection Committee and the Enrolment Planning Working Group. She has been particularly active in international student recruitment, and is currently chair of the Canadian Higher Education Committee of the Council of International Schools. In 2006, her valuable contribution to Memorial was recognized when she received the President’s Award for Exemplary Service.

“I’ve always been a huge advocate for Memorial University and Newfoundland and Labrador and I look forward to continuing to do so in my new role,” Ms. Perry-Maidment added.