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Director appointed to newly created department in Memorial University's
Department of Student Affairs and Services

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DATE:     Sept. 6, 2001
SUBJECT:     Director appointed to newly created department in Memorial University's
Department of Student Affairs and Services

Robert Shea has been appointed director of Memorial's new Department of Career Development and Experiential Learning. Mr. Shea was appointed by the Board of Regents and takes up his post immediately.

In this position, Mr. Shea will be responsible for the leadership of the Centre of Career Development, Co-operative Education Services Centre and Volunteer Services. As well, he will edit the Canadian Journal of Career Development, a national peer reviewed journal to be launched in this fall.

"The creation of this department signals a solid beginning for Memorial's response to providing a new, creative and comprehensive approach to career development and experiential learning for all our students," Mr. Shea said. "We have a solid foundation and a dynamic team of professionals upon which to build our approach and I look forward to the future."

Mr. Shea has a bachelor of arts, bachelor of social work and master's in education from Memorial and is a registered social worker in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Mr. Shea is a recipient of numerous national and regional awards for his work in student services, including the Governor General of Canada's Caring Canadian Award for outstanding community services and the St. John's Citizen of the Year award.

He is the president of the Student Affairs and Services Association, a national association representing over 400 student services professionals in Canada, and chair of ContactPoint, a national online resource for career development professionals.

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Please note a photo of Robert Shea is available at www.mun.ca/univrel/photos.html.

For further information, please contact Ivan Muzychka, manager, Memorial University News Service, 737-8665.

 

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