Brandon University President steps down

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Brandon University Media Release

BRANDON, Man. – Gervan Fearon will move on from Brandon this summer to become Brock University’s next President and Vice-Chancellor.

Brandon University wishes President Fearon all the best and thanks him for his years of collaborative and innovative leadership as President and Vice-Chancellor at Brandon. He leaves behind a legacy of community-building, insight and collective vision, embodied in a new Brandon University Academic Plan and a forthcoming Brandon University Campus Master Plan, and new positions devoted to Sexualized Violence Prevention and to Diversity and Human Rights.

Fearon, who has spent numerous years in senior leadership roles at Canadian universities, commences his new duties at Brock on August 1.

In the meantime, Fearon will continue to serve as President at Brandon University.

“I will be currently focusing on assisting in the transition over the next two months,” he said. “For Brandon University, this means ensuring there is a minimal disruption to ongoing initiatives and a continuation of the gains made over the past few years, including the downtown initiative.”

The appointment, announced today by John Suk, the Chair of Brock University’s Board of Trustees, caps an intense eight-month recruitment process that involved several leading candidates from across Canada.