Ann Marie Vaughan was appointed President and CEO of Loyalist College in 2016.
Dr. Vaughan has 29 years of professional experience in higher education. Prior to her appointment at Loyalist College, Ann Marie was President and Chief Executive Officer of the College of the North Atlantic, located in Newfoundland and Labrador, and was also responsible for College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNAQ) operations. CNAQ is the second largest post-secondary institution in Qatar and the largest post-secondary international contract for any Canadian post-secondary institution.
Dr. Vaughan has held positions at Memorial University; the Marine Institute of Memorial University; the National Research Council; the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; and the Human Resources Development Canada (now Service Canada).
Ann Marie has been honoured internationally for her contribution to distance education and educational technology and was chosen as a participant in the 2004 Governor General Canadian Leadership Conference. In 2015, she was recognized as a Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from Memorial University; certificates in Public Administration and Business from Memorial University; a Master of Arts in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia, and a Masters certificate in Project Management from York University/Memorial University. Continuing on her lifelong learning journey, in 2015 Ann Marie received her doctorate in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary.
Since coming to Belleville, Ann Marie continues to be active in her field as Chair of the Management Board for College Employers Council and International Chair of Entrepreneurship with World Federation of Colleges and Institutes. Closer to home, she serves as a Rotarian and as Secretary of Rotary Music Festival, on the Board of the Belleville Chamber of Commerce and President of Quinte Figure Skating Club. She is a certified Skate Canada judge.
On April 11, 2018, Dr. Vaughan was appointed to serve as an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force and is affiliated with 426Training Squadron, 8 Wing, CFB Trenton.