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).

Peter J. Ricketts

Dr. Peter J. Ricketts
President and Vice-Chancellor

President Peter Ricketts 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. Dale Keefe in Convocation Hall

Dr. Dale Keefe
Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Keefe 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. 

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.

Dr. Claudine Bonner

Dr. Claudine Bonner
Vice-Provost, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Dr. Bonner is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating processes to advance institutional diversity, inclusion, and equity goals.

Deans & Division Heads

Dr. Laura Robinson
Faculty of Arts
Dr. Suzie Currie
Faculty of Science
Dr. Corinne Haigh
Faculty of Professional Studies
Rev. Dr. Anna Robbins
Faculty of Theology

Dr. Anna Redden
Associate Vice-President
Graduate Studies
Mark Bishop
Office of the Registrar
Dr. Lauren Finniss
Vice-Provost Teaching & Learning Excellence
Mary MacVicar
Associate Vice-President Finance and Treasurer
Financial Services

Natalie Weekes
Executive Assistant to the President
President's Office
Secretary to the Board
Board of Governors
Ian Murray
Executive Director to the President
Communications and Government Relations
Administrator, FOIPOP 
Scott Duguay
Vice-Provost Students, Recruitment, and Enrolment Management

Oonagh Proudfoot
Executive Director, Alumni Affairs
Office of Advancement
Gary Doucette
Executive Director
Technology Services
James Sanford
Executive Director
Student Services
Heather Saunders
Dean of Libraries & Archives
Vaughan Memorial Library

Jennifer Weatherhead
Open Acadia
Kerry Deveau
Human Resources
Patrick Difford
Safety & Security

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