MUN Grenfell Associate VP resigns, citing disagreements with upper administration

January 27, 2016

David Peddle, associate vice-president academic at Memorial University’s Grenfell Campus, has resigned, citing “differing views on how autonomous the Corner Brook campus should be,” according to CBC. “I think that Grenfell needs to have budgetary and operational control in order to run itself efficiently in order to empower Grenfell administration with the kind of energy and confidence and responsibility it needs to run the place,” Peddle told CBC. “There’s no value by having us report to St John’s and it saps the energy of the administration to make decisions, saps the energy of the faculty,” he added. In a comprehensive response, MUN Vice President (Grenfell) Mary Bluechardt discussed a new academic structure for Grenfell, which she said will give it “more flexibility and freedom.” CBC (Resignation) | MUN (Response)