FREDERICTON– The University of New Brunswick will have a new president and vice-chancellor, the chair of the UNB Board of Governors announced Monday.
Paul Mazerolle will be the university’s 19th president and vice-chancellor and will assume the position in July when current president and vice-chancellor Eddy Campbell steps down at the end of June after 10 years leading the institution.
“We are very pleased to be welcoming Dr. Mazerolle back to our UNB community,” said board chair Larry Hachey in a release. “He possesses a strong track record in both academia and management, with proven experience leading growth-oriented change and restructuring in a multi-campus environment at Griffith – a well-respected, publicly funded Australian university.”
Mazerolle currently serves as pro vice-chancellor of arts, education and law and the director of the violence research and prevention program at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. He’s been in that role since 2009, which includes leadership and management of more than 400 faculty, 13,000 students, several academic schools, the Queensland College of Art, the Griffith Film School, the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, and seven comprehensive research centres and institutes.
This is a homecoming for Dr. Mazerolle, who graduated with a bachelor of arts in sociology from UNB in 1989. He went on to complete his master’s degree in criminal justice at Northeastern University in 1990 and his PhD in criminology at the University of Maryland in 1995.
“Dr. Mazerolle is a proud native of New Brunswick, and alumnus of UNB, who is globally accomplished and recognized in his field. He has deep experience in dealing with serious financial challenges and strategic planning initiatives,” said Hachey. “As the landscape in post-secondary education becomes more competitive than ever, we are thrilled as we know he has the expertise and energy to take UNB to the next level.”