Mr. Ness has dedicated his entire career to working with students worldwide in post-secondary education. He has over 30 years of experience in post-secondary education, with accomplishments and awards in student recruitment, admissions, marketing, student success and internationalization. He currently leads the International Education operation at Humber College, where he has presided over unprecedented international enrollment growth, and did the same at Sheridan College.

He spent seven years providing consulting services to hundreds of colleges and universities in both Canada and the United States. He successfully led the implementation of world-class standards for grading and assessment in the United Arab Emirates while working as a regional Campus Registrar at the nation’s largest college. He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Rotman School (University of Toronto), and spent four months as an exchange student in Germany during his studies there. 

During the past six years as the Dean of International Services at Humber, international student enrollment has seen unprecedented growth. Humber now educates over 6,000 full-time students from 130 countries. Humber is fully committed to internationalization in all its forms, including global education initiatives on four continents, over $10M (CAD) in contracted international development projects, and national leadership in policy development for internationalization. At its peak, Humber had over 600 students annually participating in study abroad.

Departmental Leadership

Director, International Enrollment – TBA

Associate Dean, Global Education and Academic Partnerships – Rebecca Fitzgerald

Director, International Development Institute – Nalini Andrade