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Acting deputy provost appointed

The Executive Committee of the Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Sandra LeFort acting deputy provost (students) and associate vice-president academic (undergraduate studies) for a three-month period effective Jan. 1, 2013.

The board also extended the appointment of Dr. Grant Gardner as associate vice-president (academic) for a three-month period effective Jan. 1, 2013.

Dr. David Wardlaw, provost and vice-president (academic), said Memorial has been well served by leaders stepping into temporary yet critically important positions throughout the institution. He particularly thanked Dr. Robert Shea, who served as acting deputy provost (students) and associate vice-president academic (undergraduate studies) since the fall of 2011.

"In his roles as dean of student services and later deputy provost, Dr. Shea served with unfailing dedication, commitment and professionalism. He took on a vital role as the university adjusted to a new governance model," said Dr. Wardlaw.

Dr. Cecilia Reynolds was appointed the new deputy provost (students) and associate vice-president (academic) undergraduate studies. Dr. Reynolds assumes her post April 1, 2013.

A professor in the School of Nursing, Dr. Lefort has also served as the school's director and associate director of nursing for graduate studies and research. She is a graduate of Memorial's master of nursing program.

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