Dr. Gary Kachanoski answers questions from the media today after being introduced as the new president of Memorial University. Photo by Gary Hebbard/The Telegram
Dr. Gary Kachanoski, internationally renowned academic and scholar, has been named Memorial University's next president and vice-chancellor by the university's Board of Regents.
The announcement was made today on behalf of the board by Robert Simmonds, chair of the board and chair of the university's Presidential Search Committee.
Born in Manitoba and raised in Saskatchewan, Kachanoski hails from Alberta where he most recently served as vice-president (research) with the University of Alberta.
"On behalf of the board and the entire Memorial University community, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Kachanoski to our great institution," Simmonds said.
"After a long and detailed process, we have found our next president; a man with foresight, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to lead Memorial into its future. The experience he has gained from holding senior academic and administrative positions in a university which has twice as many students as Memorial will be a tremendous asset for our university and our province."
Further updates to come.