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The Honourable Diana Whalen, M.B.A., C.P.A., C.M.A.
Interim Vice-President (Administration)

Diana WhalenThe Hon. Diana Whalen joined the Mount in the role of Interim Vice-President Administration on March 11, 2019. 

Diana is no stranger to the Mount community. She served as MLA for the riding of Clayton Park West (formerly Halifax Clayton Park) from 2003-2017 – an area in close proximity to the Mount which brought her to campus often. In fact, she has long been a champion of the Mount and its mandate. She was also previously elected to Halifax city council. 

During her time as MLA, Diana also served as Deputy Premier for the Province of Nova Scotia (the first woman to hold the post), Minister of Finance and Minister of Justice. She joined the Mount Board of Governors in July 2018; Diana will resign her Board role as “community-at-large” representative, instead now serving on the Board as Interim VP.

A Chartered Professional Accountant, Diana has worked as a management consultant in South Korea, Australia and Jamaica. She holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Dalhousie University. In 2009, she was named the recipient of a Women of Distinction Award by the Canadian Progress Club in recognition of her work in the community.

At the Mount, Diana provides strategic leadership to the University’s administrative support services; Finance and Administration, Information Technology and Services, Human Resources and Facilities Management. She is also tasked with building innovative partnerships with government, corporations and community leaders to advance the University’s strategic plan and enhance campus development.