Dr. Susan Trenholm

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Dr. Susan Trenholm joined MSVU as Dean of Professional Studies and Graduate Studies on August 1, 2021.

A proud graduate of MSVU (BPR ’88), Dr. Trenholm also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dalhousie University, a Master of Business Administration from York University, and a PhD in Management from King’s College London (UK).

Dr. Trenholm brings a valuable diversity of experience. She came to MSVU from King’s College London (UK) where she served as Director of the Public Policy and Management program, as Chair of the Postgraduate Education Committee, and as an elected member of the Academic Board (Senate) and College Council (Board of Governors). She has taught at both the King’s College Business School and the University of Melbourne’s Department of Management and Marketing. She is currently a co-investigator with the SSHRC funded Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub based at Ryerson University.

Dr. Trenholm has held senior roles in government and the private sector. She has served in advisory roles with the Ontario, Nova Scotia and federal governments, and led philanthropic and partnership investments for Pfizer Canada. She is deeply committed to student success across a diverse student body and demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility in her teaching, research and leadership.