Acadia University’s highest governing body is the Board of Governors and its highest academic body is the Senate. Acadia’s Chancellor is Ms. Libby Burnham (’60).

Ray Ivany

Mr. Raymond E. Ivany
President and Vice-Chancellor

President Ray Ivany is responsible for the management of Acadia University and all its departments. To assist in the performance of these duties, the President, with the approval of the Board of Governors, oversees a number of officers.


Heather Hemming

Dr. Heather Hemming
Acting Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Hemming administers the academic program (instruction and research) and university services that support the academic program, such as libraries, academic resources, and institutional planning.

Rod Morrison

Dr. Rod Morrison
Vice-President, Advancement

Dr. Morrison leads the teams responsible for developing a strong institutional identity to attract students, to maintain a strong connection with alumni, and to build a network of supporters.

Susan Mesheau

Ms. Susan Mesheau
Vice-President, Enrolment and Student Services

Ms. Mesheau leads the teams responsible for recruitment, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and student services.

Christopher Callbeck

Mr. Christopher Callbeck
Vice-President, Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Callbeck is responsible for the management of building services, financial policy and systems, safety and security, information technology, varsity athletics, event services, and human resources.

Deans & Division Heads

Dr. Jeffrey Hennessy
Dean (Acting)
Faculty of Arts
Dr. Jeff Hooper
Dean (Acting)
Faculty of Science
Dr. Ann Vibert
Dean (Acting)
Faculty of Professional Studies
Dr. Harry Gardner
Faculty of Theology

Dr. David MacKinnon
Research and Graduate Studies
Dr. Jeffery Banks
Registrar (Acting)
Office of the Registrar
Open Acadia
Ann Smith
University Librarian (Acting)
Vaughan Memorial Library

Ray Ivany with students

Mr. Ivany meets with all incoming students.


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University Hall
Acadia University
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6