Mount Saint Vincent University has named Dr. Ramona Lumpkin as its new president and vice-chancellor.
Lumpkin will take over from interim president and former federal NDP leader Dr. Alexa MacDonough on Oct. 1.
“Exciting things are happening at the Mount,” said MacDonough in a release yesterday. “And … the Mount community will be well served by her (Dr. Lumpkin’s) energy, passion, and skills.”
Lumpkin has been serving as principal of Huron University College, a liberal arts institution affiliated with the University of Western Ontario, since 2001. Prior to that, Lumpkin served as vice-president academic and provost of Royal Roads University in Victoria, B.C.
Lumpkin holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Kentucky and is a former Fulbright Scholar to England.
“(MSVU) has a reputation for academic excellence and a commitment to the advancement of women and these are two of my passions,” Lumpkin said in a release. “I am delighted to be moving to Nova Scotia and becoming part of the Mount community.”