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Humber College Appoints Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan as New President and CEO

Message From Ana Fernandes

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After a comprehensive recruitment and selection process that began in fall 2021, I am pleased to announce that Humber College has appointed Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan as its new president and CEO. Dr. Vaughan is the first woman to hold the position and is the fifth President and CEO in Humber’s history.

Dr. Vaughan will begin her presidency at Humber on August 29, 2022, following President Whitaker’s retirement at the end of June.

Dr. Vaughan is a distinguished and nationally recognized life-long learner. She brings more than 30 years of post-secondary success and experience to Humber. Dr. Vaughan holds a number of post-secondary credentials including a doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Vaughan comes to Humber from Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario where she was president and CEO since 2016, including being reappointed in 2021. She successful drove an ambitious growth plan that strengthened Loyalist’s financial positioning, and saw the College take on a new strategic direction. Prior to that she was the president and CEO of the College of the North Atlantic, in Newfoundland and Labrador, from 2011-2016. In 2015, she was recognized as a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada.

She is known for driving innovation, entrepreneurship, and social and economic development through applied research, unique hands-on experiential learning opportunities, and industry partnerships.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Vaughan and welcoming her to Humber.

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Ana Fernandes
Chair, Humber College Board of Governors
Chair, Presidential Search Advisory Committee

Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan

Beginning August 2022
President and CEO, Humber College
2016 - 2022

President and CEO, Loyalist College
2011 - 2016
President and CEO, College of the North Atlantic

Presidential Search Timeline

Fall 2021

  • President and CEO announces retirement
  • Search for next President and CEO begins
  • Community consultations start

Winter 2022

  • Assess and interview presidential candidates

Spring 2022

  • Finalize presidential search process
  • Announce new President and CEO

Summer 2022

  • New Humber President and CEO begins

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