Nova Scotia’s Deputy Minister of Education has announced his resignation to become acting president of St. Thomas University in New Brunswick.
The Fredericton-based university announced yesterday Dennis Cochrane will become its interim president and vice-chancellor as of January.
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Cochrane was Nova Scotia's deputy minister of education for 10 years. He’ll resign officially on Jan. 18.
Andrea Seymour, chairwoman of St. Thomas University's board of governors, says Cochrane brings a wealth of education and administrative experience to the job
The university says the appointment will be until July 1, 2011, when a president and vice chancellor is expected to be in place.
Cochrane succeeds Michael Higgins, who resigned in August to write two books and a documentary series, as well as conduct research in the field of Catholic higher education.