Membership & Terms of Reference

PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH COMMITTEE (2019)

Membership and Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference

To conduct a search for a new President of Memorial University using a process that is open, transparent and accountable, while maintaining the necessary confidentiality of potential candidates and that is guided by and in compliance with the letter, spirit and intent of the Memorial University Act as well as the Presidential Search, Appointment and Assessment Policy and applicable Procedures.

Membership Structure

The Presidential Search Committee shall comprise:

(a) The Chair of the Board, who shall chair the Committee:

  • Iris Petten

(b) Two other Board members, chosen by the Chair (following appropriate consultation):

  • Mark Bradbury
  • Denis Mahoney

(c) Four members of the faculty, chosen by the Senate, with at least one member from each of the St. John’s Campus, Grenfell Campus and the Marine Institute:

  • Dr. Jennifer Lokash, Department of English
  • Dr. Julia Lukewich, Faculty of Nursing
  • Dr. Robert Scott, Grenfell Campus
  • Mr. Cyr Couturier, Marine Institute

(d) Two students, chosen by the Chair after consultation with the Director of External Affairs, Communications and Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union (MUNSU); President, Marine Institute Students' Union (MISU); Executive Director of External Affairs, Graduate Students' Union (GSU); and the Vice-President, Academic, Grenfell Campus Students' Union (GCSU) (following appropriate consultation):

  • Sana Jamil, Graduate Students' Union
  • John Godfrey, Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union

(e) An academic administrator, chosen by them from among themselves:

  • Susan Cleyle, University Librarian

(f) A non-academic administrator, chosen by them from among themselves:

  • Stephen Dodge, Director, Human Resources

(g) One member of the public-at-large, chosen by the Chair (following appropriate consultation):

  • James Igloliorte

The Secretary of the Board will serve as Secretary of the Presidential Search Committee

The Executive Director, Office of the Board of Regents will provide advice to and support the work of the Presidential Search Committee

Further, the Board approved the following supplementary resolutions:

  • That the Chair of the Board be authorized to announce at the appropriate moment the creation of the Committee and the scope of its work.
  • That the Chair of the Board consult as appropriate and present the names of the members of the Committee for ratification as soon as possible by the Board.

Contact

Board of Regents

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000