Dr. Lumpkin’s appointment marks her 16th anniversary of becoming a Canadian citizen.

OCThe Mount’s President and Vice-Chancellor Ramona Lumpkin had many reasons to feel patriotic this Canada Day. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 marked both her 16th year as a Canadian citizen, and her appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada, one of our country’s highest civilian honours.

Dr. Lumpkin was one of 86 new appointees announced in Ottawa this week by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.

Established in 1967, the Order of Canada honours outstanding achievement, dedication to the community, and service to the nation. Dr. Lumpkin’s appointment recognizes her leadership in post-secondary education, and her promotion of community-based learning initiatives.

The announcement continues an exciting twelve months for Dr. Lumpkin who was named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs in May 2014, and one of the Progress Women of Excellence in November 2013.

Dr. Lumpkin joined the Mount community as President in 2010 and was recently reappointed for an additional two-year term ending in June 2017. Prior to her arrival at the Mount, she spent nine years as the Principal of Huron University College and four years as Vice President Academic and Provost of Royal Roads University.

In addition to her role with the Mount, Dr. Lumpkin is a valued contributor to many organizations and initiatives advancing the role of women in higher education, enhancing access to education for adult and Aboriginal learners, and shaping the future of Nova Scotia.