Gina Antonacci, Senior Vice President, Academic, smiles at the camera, wearing a navy-blue blazer.
Gina Antonacci

Senior Vice-President, Academic
Academic Division

Meet Gina

Gina Antonacci is the senior vice-president, academic (SVPA) at Humber College. Gina began her career at Humber as a part-time faculty member in the Police Foundations Program. She then went on to become a program coordinator, associate dean, senior dean and associate vice-president, academic. Before joining Humber, Gina worked for the Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services as a probation and parole officer and a senior staff development officer.

Gina holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto, a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Niagara University and a PhD from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.  Her dissertation entitled "The Transformation of Three Colleges to Institutes of Technology and Advanced Learning in Ontario” explores the transformation of three colleges in Ontario and how they adapted as they expanded their credentials to include baccalaureate degrees.

Gina Antonacci
Senior Vice-President, Academic

Role of the SVPA Office

The office of the SVPA is designed to provide academic direction and leadership to Humber’s academic division. Specifically, Humber’s senior academic officer is accountable for developing, affirming, articulating and sustaining the college’s academic plan and framework. This includes such elements as the program mix, entrance and access standards, graduation requirements and faculty qualifications. The SVPA champions the Academic Plan and ensures that academic matters remain the centre of college activities and processes while positioning the academic agenda with the president and the board of directors.

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Ensures the quality of the college’s academic programs by developing, implementing and monitoring sound academic policies and procedures

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Provides leadership to the academic development of the college through the planning and implementation of new academic programs and the ongoing improvement of existing programs by ensuring that the college engages in an effective program review process

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Promotes and creates appropriate connections with community, business, government and academic institutions through the development of learning and strategic partnerships, projects, joint programs, articulation agreements and program/service advisory committees

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Takes the academic lead to ensure programming and curriculum links to Applied Research are current and relevant learning opportunities for students, faculty members and community/industry partners

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Shares in the management of resources and fiscal viability and participates in a wide range of operational decision-making affecting the current and future effectiveness of the college

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Responsible for human, financial and physical resources for the Academic Division