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Algoma U hires new president.

Algoma University has hired Dr. Craig Chamberlin as its new president, effective July 1.

Chamberlin was elected at the March 31 Board of Governors meeting following a 10-month search for a new president Outgoing president Richard Myers announced he would not be seeking a renewal of his five-year term.

Chamberlin comes from the University of Regina, and the Board of Governors said his excellent interpersonal skills were among the characteristics that set him apart from other candidates.

"He has shown himself to be a relationship builder with students, faculty, staff and community partners throughout his career," board chair Armando Plastino said in a release. "We know Craig will be a superb president, and expect he will be instrumental in continuing to establish Algoma University's reputation for excellence in undergraduate education."

Chamberlin has been an associate professor at the University of Regina for the past 13 years, a time during which he served as both dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies and dean of the Faculty of Social Work.


Chamberlin has a PhD in kinesiology with a major in motor learning/control from Louisiana State University and a BPE and MPE from the University of British Columbia. His professional experience includes faculty positions at the University College of the Fraser Valley, University of Northern Colorado, California State University, Northridge, and Medicine Hat College.

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Title Annotation:Algoma University; Dr. Craig Chamberlin
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Date:May 1, 2015
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