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October 9, 2019

2019-2020 Board of Governors

Fall is a time of new beginnings not just for students, faculty and staff at Mount Saint Vincent University, but also for the University’s Board of Governors. MSVU’s Board of Governors recently welcomed several new members, including: 

 Administration: 

  • Dr. Julie McMullin, Vice-President Academic & Provost (effective August 2019) 
  • Mustansar Nadeem, Vice-President Administration (effective September 2019) 

Community-at-large representatives: 

  • Laurel Broten, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Business Inc. (effective July 2019) 
  • Tyrone Cotie, Vice President, Treasury and Planning, Chorus Aviation Inc. (effective July 2019) 
  • Danielle Desjardins, Partner, Tax Services, PwC (effective July 2019) 
  • Paul MacIsaac, Senior Vice-President, Halifax Port Authority (effective July 2019) 
  • Thomas Nicolle, Strategic Financial Consultant (effective July 2019) 
  • Chris Ronald, Regional President – Atlantic Canada, RBC Royal Bank (effective July 2019) 
  • Glenn Squires, Chief Executive Officer, Pacrim Hospitality Services (effective July 2019)

 Alumnae representatives: 

  • Joanne Bernard, President and CEO, Easter Seals Nova Scotia (effective July 2019) 
  • Nikhil Punjabi, Program Coordinator, Innovacorp (effective July 2019) 

Order in Council representative: 

  • Heather Hanson, Partner, The PR Hive Inc. (effective November 2018) 

Faculty representatives: 

  • Dr. Gabrielle Durepos, Associate Professor, Business & Tourism (effective October 2019) 
  • Dr. Jeffrey MacLeod, Associate Professor, Political & Canadian Studies (effective July 2019) 

Student representatives: 

  • Aaron Shema, President, MSVU Students’ Union (effective May 2019) 
  • Madeline Mitchell, Students Representative Council, Board representative (effective May 2019)
  • Templeton Sawyer, VP Communications, MSVU Students’ Union (effective May 2019) 


Anne McGuire, community volunteer, assumes the role of Chair of the Board, replacing immediate past-chair Colleen Keyes, Partner, Stewart McKelvey. Amanda Dean, Vice-President Atlantic, Insurance Bureau of Canada, is the new Vice Chair. 

The MSVU Board of Governors includes community, alumnae, faculty, student, administration and Sisters of Charity representatives. View the full list of 2019-2020 members below. 

Mount Saint Vincent University is governed using a bi-cameral governance structure consisting of the Board of Governors and the Senate (responsible for academic affairs). MSVU’s Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the University, including governance and oversight of the University generally, its property, revenues, expenditures, business and affairs.  

For more information:
Gillian Batten
Director, Communications
Mount Saint Vincent University
902-457-6439
msvu.ca


Full list: 2019-2020 MSVU Board of Governors 

Chair
Anne McGuire, Community Volunteer 

Vice Chair
Amanda Dean, Vice-President Atlantic, Insurance Bureau of Canada 

Chancellor
S. Joan O’Keefe, Congregational Leader, Sisters of Charity, Halifax 

President
Dr. Mary Bluechardt 

Vice-President Academic and Provost
Dr. Julie McMullin 

Vice-President Administration
Mustansar Nadeem 

Governors Appointed by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity 

  • Joan McMullin, Retired Educator, Community Volunteer 
  • Martha Norris, Retired Educator 
  • Marie Scagliola, Community Volunteer 
  • Cathy Ward, Executive Assistant/Benefits & Pension Coordinator, Sisters of Charity, Halifax 
  • S. Pat Wilson, Chaplain, Caritas Residence 

Governors Appointed by the Governor in Council 

  • Heather Hanson, Partner, The PR Hive Inc. 
  • Judith Sullivan-Corney, Consultant – Judith Sullivan-Corney Consulting Services 

Governors Selected by and from the Alumnae 

  • Joanne Bernard, President and CEO, Easter Seals Nova Scotia 
  • Alison MacDonald, Communications Manager, Halifax Harbour Bridges 
  • Nikhil Punjabi, Program Coordinator, Innovacorp (effective July 2019) 

Governors Selected by and from the Faculty 

Governors Selected by and from the Students 

Governors Selected by the Board from the Community at Large 

  • Laurel Broten, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Business Inc. 
  • Tyrone Cotie, Vice President, Treasury and Planning, Chorus Aviation Inc. 
  • Mary Dable Arab, President and Co-founder of BARA Management Group 
  • Danielle Desjardins, Partner, Tax Services, PwC 
  • John Flemming, President, Ocean Contractors Limited 
  • Burtley Francis, Partner, Stewart McKelvey 
  • David Gardam, CEO, Gardam Consulting Inc. 
  • Colleen Keyes, Partner, Stewart McKelvey (Immediate Past Chair) 
  • Paul MacIsaac, Senior Vice-President, Halifax Port Authority 
  • Leslie McLean, Health Care Consultant and Community Leader 
  • Thomas Nicolle, Strategic Financial Consultant 
  • Chris Ronald, Regional President – Atlantic Canada, RBC Royal Bank 
  • Glenn Squires, Chief Executive Officer, Pacrim Hospitality Services