University of Manitoba President David Barnard mourns passing of Reg Alcock

Oct 14, 2011 | Corporate Member News

Reginald B (Reg) Alcock

Reginald B. (Reg) Alcock, executive in residence at the University of Manitoba’s I.H. Asper School of Business, died suddenly today. He was 63 years old.

David Barnard

“I am greatly saddened by the passing of Reg Alcock,” said David Barnard, University of Manitoba president and vice-chancellor. “In addition to his outstanding work for our university, he dedicated much of his life to public service for this city, province and country.”

Alcock was re-appointed as executive in residence at the Asper School of Business in 2010, a position he held previously. He also served as associate dean from 2008 to 2009.

Before coming to the University of Manitoba, Alcock was also a Member of Parliament and a Member of the Provincial Legislature.

Alcock was president of the federal Treasury Board in the federal Liberal government cabinet. He was first elected as MP for Winnipeg South in 1993 and held that position until 2006. He was also the Liberal MLA for Osborne from 1998 until1993 when he stepped down to seek federal office.

Alcock held a master’s degree in Public Administration (1992) from Harvard University and served as director of Manitoba Child and Family Services (1983-85). Alcock was a long-standing member of the Harvard Policy Group, which studies the effects of Information Technology on the public sector.

“While our university community has suffered a significant loss, a much deeper loss is felt by his family,” said Barnard. “On behalf of the University of Manitoba, I offer his partner Karen Taraska-Alcock and their children Sarah, Matthew and Christina, my sincere condolences.”

For more information contact Peter Dalla-Vicenza marketing communications office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-9234 ([email protected])

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