Ms. Earle (BN '77) is executive director of the Association of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador. She works to advance nursing standards on provincial, national and international levels, and was integral in leading the progression of nursing education from diploma to baccalaureate in the province. She is also a University of Toronto master's graduate.
“I am a proud alumna of MUN School of Nursing. At MUNSON I received a great education which has held me in good stead throughout my nursing career. I haven’t strayed too far from MUNSON since I graduated in 1977, always finding a way to contribute to the School’s students, programs and alumni over the years,” noted Ms. Earle. “The opportunity to contribute at the Board of Regents level is an honor. I really believe MUN is one of the most important institutions in our province; second only, to the provincial government. As RNs’ understand only too well, education is a key determinant of health and therefore, the Board of Regents is a good place for a RN to be. I am thrilled with the outcome of the election and thank supporters for giving me this opportunity.”
Memorial University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Gary Kachanoski commented on the candidates and the voter response to this election. "I am very pleased that so many candidates put their name forward in this election, and the successful representatives reflect the wide demographic range that constitutes our alumni body. I know this group will bring a variety of experiences and perspectives to the board, and that is extremely important," he said. "I am also very encouraged by the response we've seen from our alumni during the voting process.
"Our alumni are interested in what's happening at Memorial and are eager to contribute. That speaks volumes to the value they place on staying connected to our university."
Dr. Kachanoski went on to extend his appreciation to the outgoing board members.
The six successful representatives received the most votes of the 34 candidates on the ballot in an election that saw the highest voter response to date with 8622 votes cast.
The Board of Regents is responsible for the management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of Memorial University. The entire board is comprised of 30 members. Alumni representatives on Memorial's Board of Regents serve for a three year term that begins on September 1, 2011. For a detailed breakdown of votes received for all candidates in the 2011 election, please visit www.munalum.ca.