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Baxter and Hachey appointed to new positions with UNB s Board of Governors

Author: Communications

Posted on Jul 7, 2015

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Brian Baxter, chairman and chief executive officer of Botsford Investment Inc. in Moncton, has been appointed chair of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors for a two-year term, effective July 1. First appointed to the board in 2003, he most recently served as vice-chair.

Larry Hachey, president of Bluechip Leasing Atlantic, has been appointed vice-chair for a two-year term beginning July 1. Hachey, of Quispamsis, has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2011.

Baxter replaces Kathryn McCain, past chair of The McCain Foundation, who has just completed a three-year term as chair with the university board.

“UNB is a tremendous institution and it has been a great honour for me to serve as chair of its Board of Governors,” McCain said.

“During my term, I had the pleasure of working closely with Brian Baxter and I know the Board will be very well served by his leadership. Not only has Brian worked tirelessly for UNB, serving on several committees, and is a dedicated volunteer in his community,” she said. “He and vice-chair Larry Hachey make an impressive team.”

Roxanne Fairweather, co-CEO and co-owner of Innovatia Inc. in Saint John, has been named Governor Emerita, an honorary rank awarded to certain individuals retiring from the Board. It recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions through leadership and service. Fairweather has served on UNB’s Board of Governors since 2003.

“Roxanne Fairweather’s service to the board and to the University of New Brunswick for the past 12 years has been exceptional,” said Eddy Campbell, President and Vice-Chancellor at UNB. “Her commitment to the future well-being of UNB is both inspirational and motivational.”

“I would like to thank Kathryn McCain for her service and leadership as board chair over the past three years. The countless hours she has volunteered, to the betterment of the UNB community, is nothing short of remarkable.”

The Board of Governors is composed of 45 members who meet five times a year. The role of the Board of Governors is to approve and support values, vision, mission and strategic goals of the university and to monitor progress against the approved goals. The Board and its committees focus on governance, oversight and policy, including assessing the performance of the president, allocating financial resources and safeguarding the university’s lands and buildings.