Leadership changes in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

Dec 7th, 2015

Jennifer Batten

Leadership changes in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

At its meeting on Dec. 3, 2015, the Board of Regents approved a proposal to restructure the academic leadership team in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic). A plan to combine the positions of associate vice-president (academic), planning, priorities and programs, and associate vice-president (academic), faculty affairs into one new position will proceed in the coming months.

In early winter 2016, a position profile will be developed for the academic leadership role and the search process will begin.

Effective April 1, 2016, Dr. Doreen Neville will conclude her appointment as associate vice-president (academic), planning, priorities and programs. She will begin as a special projects consultant in the provost’s office effective April 4, 2016 until March 31, 2017.

Dr. Sean Cadigan will be extended in the role of acting associate vice-president (academic), faculty affairs until a permanent candidate is recruited for the new position or until April 30, 2016, whichever occurs first.

The previous incumbent in the associate vice-president (academic), faculty affairs role left the position in May 2015, and Dr. Cadigan was appointed to the acting role until Dec. 31, 2015. Since that time, the requirements of the provost’s office were reviewed and it was determined that restructuring would enable the office to operate in the most effective and efficient manner.

“The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) has benefited tremendously from the expertise and experience of both Dr. Neville and Dr. Cadigan,” said Dr. Noreen Golfman, provost and vice-president (academic). “I am thankful for their leadership and I look forward to continuing to work with them both on a variety of key projects.”

The roles of provost and vice-president (academic), and deputy provost (students) and associate vice-president (academic), undergraduate studies will not change.

 

 

 

Contact

Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic)

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552

becomestudent@mun.ca