Mount Allison University is currently conducting a search for a provost and vice-president academic and research.

The University is working with the support of Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette (KBRS). The aim is to have the new provost in place for July 1, 2020.

Questions about the search process and names of potential candidates can be forwarded to Anna Stuart and Sarah Tingley at KBRS at 1-866-822-6022 or at or 

Latest news

January 2020: The Search Committee has developed a position profile and continues to seek feedback from the community through an online survey, interviews with senior administration, town halls, and a request for feedback from the Mount Allison Students' Union and the employee associations.

The position is now being advertised — view the online posting at KBRS.

Community input

Consultation will be a key part of the search process. Feedback will be solicited from the community at various points. Specific calls for feedback will be communicated widely and shared on this page.

Opportunities for input

Share your thoughts about:

  • the priorities for the next provost and vice-president academic and research
  • the experience and characteristics that the next provost and vice-president academic and research should possess

Town hall

  • Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at 7 p.m. — Room 316, R.P. Bell Library

Online survey

All information gathered through the survey will be shared with the Search Committee.

Contact KBRS

You may also share your comments with Anna Stuart or Sarah Tingley at 1-866-822-6022 or at or

All information will be held in strictest confidence by KBRS and will be shown only in aggregated form in order to ensure that the identity of individuals is not disclosed.

Search committee

A Search Committee has been established to conduct the search for the University’s next provost and vice-president academic and research.

Committee members:

  • Jean-Paul Boudreau, President (chair)
  • Kim Meade, vice-president, international and student affairs
  • Nauman Farooqi, dean of social sciences and business
  • Christina Ionescu, associate professor, Faculty of Arts
  • Stephen Law, professor, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Margaret-Ellen Messinger, associate professor, Faculty of Science
  • Shawna Garrett, registrar
  • Jeff Wright, executive director of development
  • Matt Litvak, MAFA president
  • Sam Unger, student
  • Katherine DeVere-Pettigrew, director of human resources (ex-offico)


The search process is expected to follow the following timeline:

November-December 2019

  • Search committee formed
  • KBRS begins search for potential candidates
  • Feedback solicited for position profile
  • Position profile drafted
  • Position publicly advertised

January-April 2020

  • Candidate interviews
  • Stakeholder feedback