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Vice-presidents

Working closely with President Don Bureaux, our team of vice-presidents ensures our administrative units advance our strategic priorities and support our vision and values.

Anna Burke, Vice-President, Academic

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Anna Burke, Vice-President, Academic

Responsibilities

  • Academic planning, programming and quality
  • Teaching and learning
  • Enrolment and student services
  • Applied research and innovation
  • International initiatives

About Anna

  • Anna joined NSCC in 2002 as a member of the Institutional Research team. Since then, she’s held progressively senior roles within the College.
  • In 2014, Anna was appointed Vice-President, Enrolment, and in 2017, she was named Vice-President, Academic.
  • Anna is involved in regional and national initiatives to strengthen the college community. She’s an ex-officio member of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency’s board since 2017 and serves on Colleges and Institutes Canada’s research and statistics committee.

Contact: 
, Executive Assistant

Monica Foster, Vice-President, College Services and Chief Financial Officer

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Monica Foster, Vice-President, College Services and Chief Financial Officer

Responsibilities

  • Digital innovation and technology
  • Facilities and engineering
  • Financial services
  • Marketing and communications
  • Organizational development 
  • Policy, planning and research 

About Monica

  • Monica joined our community in 1996. Before being appointed Vice-President of College Services, she was Vice-President, Administration; Director of Financial Services; and Manager of Financial Services.
  • A member of Halifax Partnership's board, Monica also played a pivotal leadership role at United Way Halifax for more than two decades.
  • Monica, a chartered professional accountant, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from St. Francis Xavier University and a Diploma in Management Accounting from Saint Mary’s University.

Contact: 
, Executive Assistant

Lynn Hartwell, Vice-President, Campuses and Communities

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Lynn Hartwell, Vice-President, Campuses and Communities

Responsibilities

  • Campus planning
  • Community engagement

About Lynn

  • Lynn came to NSCC following a 20-year career in the provincial public service.
  • She served as Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services for six years, leading 1800+ staff province-wide to provide Nova Scotians with essential services and supports. Lynn first came to know and love NSCC when she was Senior Executive Director with the Skills and Learning branch of the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.
  • Lynn began her career with the Department of Justice, where, as a Policy Advisor, she drew on her legal education (Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University) to fulfill her responsibilities for legislative, policy and project development, particularly in the areas of civil law and family violence.
  • Her career has followed her passion for social justice, social inclusion and social progress.

Contact: 
, Executive Assistant

Jill Provoe, Acting Vice-President, Academic

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Jill Provoe, Acting Vice-President, Academic

Responsibilities

  • Academic planning, programming and quality
  • Enrolment and student services
  • Applied research and innovation
  • International initiatives
  • Teaching and learning
  • Human rights, equity and inclusion

About Jill

  • Jill joined NSCC in 2006 as Coordinator of the African Canadian Transition Program. Since then, she’s held progressively senior roles within the College, including her most recent position as Executive Director, Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion.
  • In December 2021, Jill was named Acting Vice-President, Academic, and also continues to lead the human rights department.
  • Jill is involved in regional and national initiatives to strengthen the College community through an equity lens. She’s an ex-officio member of the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency’s board, serves on the African Nova Scotian Provincial Advisory Council and strives to ensure that all tenants of the academic experience are designed to support continuous improvement and genuine inclusion.

Contact: 
, Executive Assistant

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