Acadia University’s highest governing body is the Board of Governors and its highest academic body is the Senate. Acadia’s Chancellor is Mr. Bruce Galloway (’68).

Dr. Jeff Hennessy

Dr. Jeff Hennessy
President and Vice-Chancellor

President Jeff Hennessy 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.


Dr. Kate Ashley smiling next to one of University Hall's pillars

Dr. Kate Ashley
Vice-President, Academic (Interim)

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

Nancy Handrigan

Ms. Nancy Handrigan (’92)
Vice-President, Advancement

Ms. Handrigan leads the teams responsible for maintaining a strong connection with alumni and building a network of supporters for Acadia University. 

Ms. Erin Beaudin
Vice-President, Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer

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

Mr. Scott Duguay
Vice-President, Student Experience

Mr. Duguay is responsible for managing student support services, enrolment, and marketing and communications.

Deans & Division Heads

Dr. David Duke
Faculty of Arts
Dr. Jeff Hooper
Dean (Interim)
Faculty of Science
Dr. Corinne Haigh
Faculty of Professional Studies
Rev. Dr. Anna Robbins
Faculty of Theology

Dr. Suzie Currie
Associate Vice-President
Research, Innovation, and Graduate Studies (Interim)
Mary MacVicar
Associate Vice-President Finance and Treasurer
Financial Services
Dr. Lauren Finniss
Vice-Provost Teaching & Learning Excellence
Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Scott Duguay
Vice-President, Student Experience
Mark Bishop
Office of the Registrar
Oonagh Proudfoot
Executive Director, Alumni Affairs
Office of Advancement
Gary Doucette
Executive Director
Technology Services

James Sanford
Executive Director
Student Services
Jennifer Richard
Dean of Libraries & Archives (Interim)
Vaughan Memorial Library
Dr. Kate Ashley
Director (Interim)
Open Acadia

Kerry Deveau
Human Resources
Patrick Difford
Safety & Security
Natalie Weekes
Executive Assistant to the President
Office of the President
Jo-Anne Peckham
University Secretary to the
Board of Governors and Senate

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Office of the President & Vice-Chancellor
University Hall
Acadia University
15 University Avenue
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6