Campbell was also inducted into the organization’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame at a gala celebration held May 12 in Moncton, NB.
“I am honoured to receive this award,” says Campbell. “This recognition shows Mount Allison’s impact regionally and nationally — through the exceptional teaching, the consequential research and creative activity, and the significant community involvement by our students, faculty, and staff.”
Campbell assumed the roles of President and Vice-Chancellor of Mount Allison in 2006, and over the past decade has provided transformative leadership to the University. Recently, he was appointed to the Order of Canada for his contributions to academia, as an authority on postal systems, and for his outstanding record of achievement at Mount Allison.
“Robert’s leadership and commitment to Mount Allison University is exceptional,” says University Chancellor Peter Mansbridge. “He has taken our top undergraduate university to new heights over the past decade, giving it a prominent place on the national stage for post-secondary education in a progressive and sustainable manner. On behalf of Allisonians everywhere, I wish to congratulate him on this well-deserved honour.”
In addition to his Presidential duties, Campbell also teaches political science and Canadian studies and is a well-known champion for Mount Allison, attending and participating in many athletic, cultural, alumni, and community events in the University and surrounding community. Campbell and his family also host approximately 60 events annually in their home for student groups, guest speakers, athletic teams, and special guests on campus.
Atlantic Business Magazine has also recognized several Mount Allison University alumni over the years with their Top 50 CEO Awards. This year’s recipients include: Brian Harriman (Class of ’99) President & CEO, Alcool New Brunswick Liquor; and Erik Sande (Class of ’80), President, Medavie EMS.