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Vol 38  No 7
December 15, 2005


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Chair reappointed to Board of Regents

Lorne Wheeler has been reappointed as chair of Memorial’s Board of Regents. The three-year term was announced by the executive council of the provincial government. Mr. Wheeler was initially appointed to chair the board last October, replacing Chris Decker.

Mr. Wheeler graduated from Memorial with a BA (Ed) and a BA and moved into the public school system where he served as a principal for about 20 years in many schools, including Herdman Collegiate in Corner Brook. He was president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association, director of school services for the province, assistant deputy minister for primary, elementary and secondary education, and deputy minister of education. Mr. Wheeler was named an honorary member of the Newfoundland Teachers’ Association in 1990 and an honorary member of the Newfoundland and Labrador School Boards’ Association in 2001. He’s also a former member of the Board of Regents of Memorial, serving in the early 1970s.

Memorial University Board of Regents is responsible for the management, administration and the affairs of the university. It is comprised of a diverse group of individuals representing business, social, educational sectors and students.

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