2018-2019 Board of Governors

September 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. The Mount’s Board of Governors recently welcomed several new members, including:

Community-at-large representatives:
Burtley Francis, Partner, Stewart McKelvey (effective July 2018)
Hon. Diana Whalen, former MLA & Deputy Premier (effective July 2018)

Order in Council representative:
Judith Sullivan-Corney, Senior Consultant, Royer Thompson and former Deputy Minister for the Province of Nova Scotia (effective October 2017)

Faculty representatives:
Dr. Susan Brigham, Professor, Faculty of Education (effective July 2018)
Dr. Anthony (Tony) Yue, Chair/Associate Professor, Communication Studies (effective July 2018)

Student representatives:
Nikki Jamieson, President, Students’ Union, Mount Saint Vincent University (effective May 2018)
Tricina Morash, Board of Governors’ Representative(effective May 2018)

Colleen Keyes, Partner, Stewart McKelvey, is serving her second year as Chair of the Board, and Anne McGuire, community volunteer, is serving her second year as Vice-Chair.

The Mount Board of Governors includes community, alumnae, faculty, student, administration and Sisters of Charity representatives. View the full list of 2018-2019 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). 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.

About Mount Saint Vincent University

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
Director, Communications
Mount Saint Vincent University

Full list: 2018-2019 Mount Board of Governors

Chair, Board of Governors
Colleen Keyes, Partner, Stewart McKelvey

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


Vice-President Academic and Provost

Vice-President Administration

Governors Appointed by the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity
Joan McMullin, Retired Educator, Community Volunteer
Martha Norris, Retired Educator **
Marie Scagliola, Community Volunteer
Catherine (Cathy) Ward, Executive Assistant/Benefits & Pension Coordinator, Sisters of Charity, Halifax
S. Pat Wilson, Chaplain, Caritas Residence

Governors Appointed by the Governor in Council
Shelley Rowan, VP Prevention and Service Delivery, Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia
Judith Sullivan-Corney, Consultant – Judith Sillivan-Corney Consulting Services **

Governors Selected by and from the Alumnae
Tanya Lorimer-Charles, Regional Marketing Manager, Aramark Higher Education
Alison MacDonald, Communications Manager, Halifax Harbour Bridges **
Christine Yang, International Relations Officer, Nova Scotia Department of Intergovernmental Affairs **

Governors Selected by and from the Faculty
Dr. Robert Farmer, Associate Professor, Information Technology / Business Administration, Mount Saint Vincent University
Dr. Susan Brigham, Professor, Education *
Dr. Anthony (Tony) Yue, Chair/Associate Professor, Communication Studies *

Governors Selected by and from the Students
Nikki Jamieson, BA Candidate and President, Students’ Union, Mount Saint Vincent University (effective May 2018) *
Tricina Morash, BA Candidate and Board of Governors’ Representative (effective May 2018) *
Erin Murray, BBPR Candidate and VP Communications, Students’ Union, Mount Saint Vincent University

Governors Selected by the Board from the Community at Large
Sharon Avery, Will and Estate Consultant, Atlantic Region, Wealth Management Services, RBC Dominion Securities
Brenda Belliveau, Managing Partner and Tax Leader, Atlantic Canada, PwC **
Anne Campbell, Owner, NovaScotian Crystal
Mary Dable Arab, President and Co-founder of BARA Management Group **
Amanda Dean, Vice-President, Atlantic, IBC
John Flemming, President, Ocean Contractors Limited
Burtley Francis, Partner, Stewart McKelvey *
The Honourable Myra Freeman, Former Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
David Gardam, CEO, Gardam Consulting Inc. **
Roger Howard, Regional President, Atlantic Canada, RBC Royal Bank
Jolene Mahody, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chorus Aviation Inc.
Anne McGuire, Community Volunteer
Leslie McLean, Health Care Consultant and Community Leader **
S. Dorothy Moore, Mi’kmaq Elder and Educator from Membertou
Darrin Talbot, Associate Partner – Business Tax Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP
Hon. Diana Whalen, former MLA & Deputy Premier *

* Denotes new Board Member in 2018
** Denotes new Board Member in 2017