UPEI extends condolences on the passing of UPEI Board of Governor Dr. David McKenna

UPEI has lost a valued member of our University community.
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Posted on Friday, 21 March 2014

The University of Prince Edward extends its condolences to the family and friends of Dr. David McKenna, member of the UPEI Board of Governors, alumnus, and well-respected Island optometrist, who passed away suddenly this week while travelling in New Zealand.

Dr. McKenna served as Chair of the Board of Governors Appeals Committee as well as on a number of other Board committees.

“On behalf of the entire University community, I send my heartfelt sympathies to Dr. McKenna’s wife, Ann, their children, Monica, Emily, and Bridget, and to their extended family and friends,” said UPEI President Alaa Abd-El-Aziz. “UPEI has lost a valued member of our University community. His dedication to, and his passion for, his family, the Island, UPEI, and his many volunteer activities were always evident.”

“On a personal note, over the past year, I have enjoyed working with David. He was a great role model and I’ll miss him very much,” added Abd-El-Aziz. “We are all so saddened to hear of his sudden passing.”

The University has lowered its flags to a half-mast position in honour of Dr. McKenna.