In super exciting news, Dr. Vianne Timmons has been named as the 13th President and Vice-Chancellor of Memorial University, thereby being the first ever female to have attained this position at Memorial. This announcement was made today at a press conference held at the Signal Hill campus where she was introduced by Ms Iris Petten, the chair of the Presidential search committee.
Dr. Timmons is currently serving as the President of the University of Regina, and has served in that capacity for eleven years. She is an officer of the Order of Canada and the 2019 recipient of the Inspire Award for education.
Dr. Timmons will begin her tenure as president on March 31st, while Dr. Gary Kachanoski will continue in his position until then.