VP finance and administration: Finding the right fit

    Lawrence Durling will step down from his post as vice-president administration and finance at the end of the semester. (Tom Bateman/AQ)

    The search for a new vice-president finance and administration is in its final stage.

    University spokesman Jeffrey Carleton said candidates have been interviewed and the final decision is being made now. The university wants to have the new vice-president finance and administration in place by January.

    “They’re not in a position to make an announcement yet,” Carleton said.

    The six-member search committee held two town hall-style sessions in September for the university community to suggest what they’re looking for in a candidate. The feedback was used to change the search criteria the committee is using, Carleton said.

    St. Thomas University students’ union vice-president education Craig Mazerolle is representing students on the search committee.

    The sessions were well-attended by faculty and staff, but Carleton couldn’t say how many students attended as he wasn’t at the sessions.

    Lawrence Durling, who has been STU’s vice-president finance and administration since 1991, will leave his post at the end of this semester.

    He’s leaving to become vice-president finance at Atlantic Education International.

    The provincially-owned corporation deals with the recruitment of international students to New Brunswick high schools and the sale of New Brunswick school curriculum to other countries.

    Former interim president Dennis Cochrane also works for Atlantic Education International.