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Neil McCartney, the Dean of Brock’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, will become the University’s next Provost and Vice-President, Academic.
The decision came in a special meeting Nov. 6 when Brock’s Board of Trustees confirmed a recommendation by President Jack Lightstone and a University advisory committee.
McCartney takes up his new duties on Dec. 1, replacing Murray Knuttila, who has been Provost and VP Academic since 2009. McCartney’s appointment, for a term running to the spring of 2019, culminates a search process that began last spring and attracted a strong field of candidates.
McCartney said he is honoured to become the University’s most senior academic operating officer.
“I am eager to build on Dr. Knuttila’s legacy, to support the growth of Brock as a leading educational and research institution, and to further develop its role as a pivotal partner in the continuing development of Niagara,” said McCartney, who joined Brock in 2011 after being Chair of Kinesiology at McMaster University. “Working together as one team, with a proud sense of shared empowerment, we can make great things happen.”