Vice-President (Academic)

Fredericton campus academic office

Reporting to the president, and a key member of the executive leadership team, the vice-president (academic) is the chief academic officer for the Fredericton campus and provides leadership in attaining academic excellence across all of its faculties and schools.

Dr. George A. MacLean began his appointment as vice-president (academic) at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton campus, on July 1, 2016. His academic appointment is in the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Arts.

Before assuming the VPA’s role, Dr. MacLean held the position of

  • Dean of arts at UNB (2014-2016)
  • Associate dean of graduate studies at the University of Manitoba (2011-2014)
  • Department head in political studies at the University of Manitoba (2005-2011)

The VPA works closely with academic and administrative colleagues, and maintains overall responsibility for the planning, development, and implementation of UNB’s academic plan for the Fredericton campus. The VPA maintains a close relationship with the vice-president (Saint John) to ensure that the university as a whole is delivering on its mission, on serving its students, and on the goals of the broader academic plan.

Read about the roles and responsibilities of the vice-president academic.