New chair, Jolene Mahody, appointed

September is a time of new beginnings not just for students, faculty and staff at the Mount, but also for the university’s Board of Governors. The Mount’s Board of Governors recently welcomed a new Chair and several new members, including:

New Chair
Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer, Jazz Aviation LP

New community-at-large representatives
– Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, Insurance Bureau of Canada
– Doug Doucet, President and CEO, RCS Inc
– John Flemming, President, Ocean Contractors Ltd
– Pamela Glode-Desrochers, Executive Director, Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre
– Roger Howard, President, Atlantic Canada Region, RBC Royal Bank
– Anne McGuire, community leader and most recently President and CEO, IWK Health Centre

“I am delighted to be assuming the role of Chair of the Mount’s Board of Governors, especially at such an exciting time for the University,” said Jolene Mahody. “The Mount has entrenched itself as a leader in the delivery of personalized, quality education and a centre for research that is having an important social impact. On this solid foundation, wonderful opportunities lie ahead and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the Mount.”

In addition to new and returning community representatives, the Board includes alumnae, faculty, student, administration and Sisters of Charity representatives. A full list of members is available here.

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). The Mount’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. [Read more about the Mount’s current strategic plan here.]

The Board holds its first meeting of the 2015/2016 academic year tonight (September 24, 2015).

About the Mount
Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development.

For more information:
Gillian Batten
Manager, Communications
Mount Saint Vincent University