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Michelle McNeil named Executive Director of UNB’s Associated Alumni

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Nov 25, 2019

Category: UNB Saint John , myUNB , UNB Fredericton

Peter Syroid, President of the University of New Brunswick’s Associated Alumni, and Bob Skillen, Vice-President Advancement, are pleased to announce the new Executive Director of UNB’s Associated Alumni, Michelle McNeil.

Michelle is a dedicated and proven collaborative leader, who communicates effectively to inspire people toward a common vision. She has been whole-heartedly involved in UNB’s community, whether it be as a student, student employee or a full-time professional, for over 21 years. Her commitment to UNB over these years has been unwavering. She is not only known as a skilled strategist who has successfully led complex projects, but also an effective administrator who easily connects with others and forms positive, meaningful relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and partners.

Michelle graduated from UNB’s bachelor of business administration (BBA) program with First Division Distinction (2003), concentrating in marketing and international business and minoring in French. In 2009, she went on to complete her master of business administration (MBA) at UNB Fredericton.

After graduating from the BBA program, Michelle began working as a conference coordinator for UNB Fredericton’s Residential Life, Campus & Conference Services. She was named manager of Conference Services in 2006, director in 2007 and senior director in 2014. She also served as project manager for the 2011congress of the humanities and social sciences for St. Thomas University and UNB. Most recently, Michelle served as director and senior advisor in the office of the president for two separate one-year terms and director and advisor in the office of the vice-president academic. She received a distinguished service award from Dr. Eddy Campbell in 2012.

“UNB has long been my home and an integral part of my life. I met my husband, Colin Miller (BBA’04), when we lived in residence together, our kids are now huge Reds fans, and many of our best memories and closest relationships are connected to UNB. I can’t wait to work with alumni council and the advancement team to proudly tell UNB’s story and to engage with our alumni all over the world,” she says.

Michelle enjoys actively engaging in the community and has served in a variety of ways including as the first female President of Neill House, residence don in Bridges House, and volunteering with a variety of local and national organizations including Fredericton District Soccer Association and Canada-Wide Science Fair.

We would like to thank the other members of the executive search committee, Jill Jollineau and Jennifer Sutherland-Green for their time and commitment to the search process.

Michelle will begin her role on Dec. 16, 2019. Please join us in congratulating her as she begins her newest chapter at UNB.