Moore Appointment Stands
Prince George, B.C. – 250News has learned that James Moore will keep his appointment as UNBC’s sixth Chancellor.
In an email to staff this afternoon Board of Governors Chair Ryan Matheson said the decision follows “a special meeting” of the Board last week.
“The Board listened to and considered feedback, positive and negative, received from University stakeholders, including students, Senate, faculty, staff, and community members.
“Ultimately, the Board chose to not reverse its original decision to appoint the Honourable James Moore as UNBC’s sixth Chancellor. I am taking this opportunity to thank all members of the University community who relayed their thoughts to the Board regarding this appointment.
Over the past six weeks, the University community has been engaged in an active discussion around the appointment. The Board is committed to working with that community to ensure UNBC’s continued success, and I know that working together we can make UNBC better through our next 25 years.”
Moore’s appointment caused a backlash at UNBC. In fact an online petition to remove Moore as chancellor received over 2,000 signatures.