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Vol 38  No 5
November 3, 2005


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Board to examine Grenfell governance

Memorial University’s Board of Regents will hold a special meeting on Dec. 7 regarding Sir Wilfred Grenfell College.

On Oct. 17, 2005, Dr. Meisen visited Grenfell together with Kent Decker, vice-president (administration and finance), Dr. Eddy Campbell, vice-president (academic), and several members of the Board of Regents to meet with faculty, staff and students to hear their views on important changes for the college and to gain insight into the Ivany Commission report.

In the meeting, Dr. John Ashton, principal of Grenfell College, outlined the following expectations for change that were based on consultations with Grenfell stakeholders:

• a seat on the senior executive committee

• financial certainty assured by formula funding or a direct allocation from government

• the authority to approve programs

• integration of the Western Regional School of Nursing into Grenfell College.

President Meisen agreed that these were reasonable expectations. Furthermore, he indicated that he would report to the Board of Regents on Oct. 20, describing the expectations and views identified by members of the Grenfell community.

Based on the president’s report and recommendation, the Board of Regents decided to schedule a special meeting on Sir Wilfred Grenfell College on Dec. 7, 2005. The purpose of the meeting is to receive proposals for changes regarding Sir Wilfred Grenfell College that address the aforementioned expectations.

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