Dr. Peter J. Ricketts,
President and Vice-Chancellor

From the President's Desk


As we head into 2021, we can all be proud of getting to this day - starting our winter term! Enjoy the opportunities to grow that are ahead, both the successes and the "failures," because this semester, we are all learning and growing in new ways.

I want to express how extremely proud I am of our community for our accomplishments over the past year.

Today, I am pleased to announce that Nancy Handrigan (’92) CFRE, will be appointed Interim Vice-President, Advancement, on March 1, 2021. I am delighted that Nancy has agreed to take on this important leadership position at such a critical time for Acadia. It is exciting to have her step into the role and oversee our fundraising and alumni relations activities.

Welcome to a new year and, soon, a new academic term. Thank you for being an important member of the Acadia University community and joining us in 2021. Together, we made history in 2020 by offering in-person, remote, and hybrid learning opportunities for our students amid a global pandemic.

Town of Wolfville Mayor Wendy Donovan speaks in a room decorated for the holidays

Enjoy greetings from the Town of Wolfville Mayor Wendy Donovan and Acadia University President Peter Ricketts in place of the town's traditional New Year's Levee.

President Peter Ricketts wishes the campus community a peaceful and restorative holiday.