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New director named for Mount Allison’s Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies


SACKVILLE, NB — Dr. Kenneth A. (Sandy) MacIver has been appointed as the new director of the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies at Mount Allison University. MacIver will begin in this role on September 1, 2014.

MacIver, a Mount Allison graduate and Rhodes Scholar, returns to campus from British Columbia, where he taught at the University of Victoria, Royal Roads University, and Camosun College. He has worked in higher education policy units in two provincial governments and has more than two decades of success as a business owner and consultant working with a variety of businesses and non-profit organizations.

“Given Dr. Iver's professional experience and his deep roots at Mount Allison, I believe that the Ron Joyce Centre can look forward to a very promising future under his leadership,” says University President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Robert Campbell. “I am pleased to welcome him back to campus as the Centre's director.”

“I am honoured to join the Mount Allison community in this exciting role,” says MacIver. “I look forward to working with the University’s many excellent students, award-winning faculty,  and dedicated alumni network, as well as the business community, to further build on this strong program.”

In addition to his Mount Allison degree, MacIver also holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Victoria and a Doctorate of Education from the University of British Columbia.

MacIver has produced a number of working papers on the subject of organizational trust and has been involved in graduate thesis supervision. Much of his scholarly engagement centres on experiential learning with client groups. A civic-minded individual, MacIver has been involved with the Victoria Hospital Foundation for more than a decade, and previously, he was involved in the Canadian Association for Community Living.

MacIver’s appointment is the result of a national search to lead Mount Allison’s Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies, within the University’s Commerce program. Established in 2008, the Centre has focused on: adding new faculty to an already distinguished team; developing a wider variety of courses; and providing students with hands-on learning experience through internships, field trips, case competitions, and networking opportunities.

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