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Paul Mazerolle, President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Mazerolle was reappointed UNB president and vice-chancellor in 2023. He is both a UNB alumnus and proudly from New Brunswick. Globally respected in his field, he brings considerable strategic planning and growth-oriented experience to UNB as its 19th president.

About Paul Mazerolle

Petra Hauf, Provost and Vice-President Academic

Dr. Petra Hauf is the inaugural provost & vice-president academic at UNB. In her new role she serves as the chief academic officer and delivers the academic mission at the university’s two main campuses in Fredericton and Saint John and the Moncton site.

About Petra Hauf

David MaGee, Vice-President Research

Dr. David MaGee is the vice-president research at UNB. In his role, he provides leadership and vision in shaping UNB's strategic research direction and agenda, overseeing research-related policies and programs, and developing a higher profile for the full spectrum of research and scholarly activities in all UNB's academic units. Dr. MaGee started his second term as VPR on July 1, 2023.

About David MaGee

Bill Best, Vice-President, Administration and Finance

Reporting to the President, Bill is responsible for the university's financial and non-academic administrative services supporting the institutional mission.

About Bill Best

Van Lantz, Vice-Provost Academic Administration

As vice-provost academic administration, Dr. Lantz oversees UNB’s academic planning processes, academic quality assurance & accreditation, academic instructor contracts, and faculty labour relations.

About Van Lantz

Michel Rod, Vice-Provost Strategic Enrolment

Dr. Michel Rod is the inaugural vice-provost strategic enrolment at UNB. In his new role he oversees UNB’s domestic and international student recruitment, domestic and international partnerships, the registrars’ offices and the Office of Institutional Analysis.

About Michel Rod

Kathy Wilson, Vice-Provost Learning and Student Experience

Dr. Kathy Wilson is UNB’s first vice-provost learning and student experience. Dr. Wilson oversees student affairs and services, experiential learning and the newly established learning futures unit.

About Kathy Wilson

Sarah DeVarenne, University Secretary

Sarah DeVarenne has served as UNB’s University Secretary since 2010 and is a proud graduate of UNB. She has administrative oversight for the university’s governance processes and is frequently called on to provide advice on policy and procedure, search processes and matters of protocol.

About Sarah DeVarenne

Melissa Dawe, Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Melissa supports the President's overall leadership of the university. This role is both internally and externally focused and works with senior leaders to provide advice and guidance in the development of a range of strategies that affect the overall performance of the university.

About Melissa Dawe