Mount Allison University announces incoming provost and vice-president academic and research.


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May 7, 2020: President Jean-Paul Boudreau has announced that Dr. Jeff Hennessy, currently acting dean of the Faculty of Arts at Acadia University, has been appointed Mount Allison's provost and vice-president, academic and research. Dr. Hennessy has been appointed to a five-year term, effective July 1, 2020.

The President extends thanks to members of the Search Committee, as well as to the Mount Allison community for its active engagement in this process.

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Search committee

A Search Committee was established to conduct the search for the 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)