Acadia Names Darrell Youden, CA New Vice-President Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Acadia Names Darrell Youden, CA New Vice-President Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer


Wolfville, NS - Acadia University today announced that Darrell Youden, CA has been named the University's new Vice-President Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. His appointment is effective September 13, 2010.

"I'm pleased to welcome Darrell to Acadia and look forward to his immediate impact on our institution," said Ray Ivany, Acadia's President and Vice-Chancellor. "Darrell's extensive experience in both the public and private sectors will be of significant benefit to the entire Acadia community. Darrell's background managing change, his skills as a communicator and his financial management and reporting experience will help Acadia continue with its plans to increase its student enrolment, expand its research capacity and strengthen its reputation as one of Canada's leading liberal arts institutions."

Darrell B. Youden is a graduate of Dalhousie University and earned his CA designation in 1982. Since 2000, he has been the Senior Executive Director of Corporate Services for the Nova Scotia Department of Education. His work experience includes senior financial, operations and human resource management positions with the Halifax County - Bedford District School Board and Nova Scotia Housing and Consumer Affairs. Between 1979 and 1990, Mr. Youden was a senior manager with Grant Thornton, providing management consulting and client services.

"It will be a privilege for me to have the opportunity to build on Acadia's rich history and to make a contribution to one of Canada's leading universities," said Mr. Youden. "Nova Scotia's university sector is undergoing a significant transformation as our province demands more from young people who can use their post-secondary education to contribute to our knowledge-based economy. I look forward to working with all members of the vibrant Acadia community and becoming an active member of the broader Wolfville and Annapolis Valley communities."

About Acadia
Acadia University, in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, has long been recognized as one of Canada's premier post-secondary institutions. With its nationally and internationally recognized undergraduate and graduate research initiatives, small classes, and technology-rich teaching and learning environment, Acadia offers students an experience that includes academic achievement combined with personal growth and development. Acadia also offers distance learning, certificate programs, language training and other university extension programs through Open Acadia. For more information about Acadia University, visit our website at <> .

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