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UNB vice-president academic resigns

UNB vice-president academic Tony Secco has resigned, president Eddy Campbell announced by email yesterday.

Campbell said he and Secco had been discussing his resignation for several weeks.

Tony Secco had served seven years as UNB’s vice-president academic. His resignation comes in light of “a combination of personal and professional reasons.“

Campbell expressed his gratitude for Secco’s years of service.

“On behalf of the university, I wish to express my gratitude to Tony for his hard work, his many achievements, his ability and willingness to make tough decisions, his strong advocacy for the academic mission of the university, and the care and attention he devoted towards ensuring a positive experience for our students,” Campbell said.

“I wish Tony the very best and every success in the next chapter of his life.”

Communications Officer David Stonehouse said the university has a clear policy for vacancies in administration and that associate vice-president Shirley Cleave will “assume acting duties as of 1 May 2015 through 30 June 2015.”

Campbell will be meeting with the Fredericton Senate to consult about the appointment of an interim vice-president for the upcoming academic year until a permanent replacement can be found. A recommendation will then be passed to the Board of Governors.

A Senate motion requesting a performance review of Secco failed by a tie vote this March.

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