Rex Gibbons, BA(Ed.)'67, B.Sc.'67, M.Sc.'69
Rex completed three degrees at Memorial and a PhD from the California Institute of Technology. After two years at the Johnson Space Center, he returned to Newfoundland and joined the Department of Mines and Energy where he worked for well over a decade when he resigned to run in the provincial election. Dr. Gibbons served as a provincial MHA from 1989 to 1997 during which time he was minister of Mines and Energy. Following his political career, he worked with Jacques Whitford Ltd. and retired in 2007. He has served on the board of regents from 2008-2014. He ran and got re-elected in 2017 for another 3 year term and is pleased to re-run again in 2020.