University governance

Ƶapp is governed in accordance with the Ƶapp Act, 1993, which defines the responsibilities of the University's Board of Regents, Senate, Chancellor, and President.

Board of Regents

The Board of Regents is responsible for the management of the University's business and affairs.


Composed of teaching and administrative staff, Senate determines the academic policy of the University.


The Chancellor is the titular head of the University and is appointed by the Board of Regents.

Lynn Loewen, Chancellor

Lynn Loewen became Ƶapp's ninth Chancellor on Jan. 1, 2018.


Lynn graduated from Ƶapp with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1982.

She went on to become a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants.

Lynn is the former President of Minogue Medical Inc., a company specializing in the delivery of innovative medical technologies, supplies, and equipment.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of National Bank of Canada, a Canadian Chartered Bank, and Emera Inc., an energy and services company.

Lynn served on the Ƶapp Board of Regents for 11 years, including 8 years on the Executive Committee and a two-year term as Chair. She was also a member of the Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies' advisory board.


1st term
Jan. 1, 2018-Dec. 31, 2021

2nd term
Jan. 1, 2022-Dec. 31, 2025

Senior leadership

President and Vice-Chancellor

The President is the chief executive officer of the University and is appointed by the Board of Regents.

As the University's Vice-Chancellor, the President may perform any of the duties of the Chancellor in their absence.

President and Vice-Chancellor


Dr. Robert MacKinnon (‘78), Interim President and Vice-Chancellor

President's Cabinet

The University's vice-presidents are key members of the University executive and share leadership in all aspects of the University's mission and priorities.

Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research

Dr. Vicki St. Pierre
Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic and Research

The provost and vice-president, academic and research is Ƶapp's senior academic officer, responsible for:

  • the planning and management of the University’s academic affairs
  • developing, maintaining, and supporting teaching and research excellence
  • ensuring quality academic services
  • creating an environment that supports learning and personal growth for students and faculty
  • budgets for the academic faculties, the library, administrative and general services, and other academic areas

The provost and vice-president, academic and research works closely with the President and the other vice-presidents as well as the deans, the University librarian, and the directors of various programs and centres on campus.

Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic and Research
65 York St.
Sackville, NB  E4L 1E4  
Phone: 506-364-2622
Fax: 506-364-2299

Executive assistant to the vice-president:
Linda Newman — lnewman@mta.ca

Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Robert Inglis
Vice-President, Finance and Administration

The vice-president, finance and administration is Ƶapp's treasurer and as such is responsible for the care and custody of the University's funds.

The vice-president supports the Board of Regents as secretary to the Board and through the provision of various reports. 

The vice-president, finance and administration is also responsible, under the direction of the President, for supervising the work of a number of administrative departments, including:

  • Financial Services
  • People and Culture
  • Budget Office
  • Computing Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Administrative Services

Office of the Vice-President, Finance and Administration  
65 York St.
Sackville NB E4L 1E4  
Phone: 506-364-2630
Fax: 506-364-2299

Assistant to the vice-president:
Trudy Hicks — trhicks@mta.ca

Vice-President, International and Student Affairs

Anne Comfort
Vice-President, International and Student Affairs

The vice-president, international and student affairs oversees all services that support students and aims to enhance and enrich the student experience.

The vice-president is responsible for:

  • enhancing the quality of student life on campus
  • ensuring the delivery of exceptional quality student services
  • improving student recruitment and retention
  • developing and integrating extracurricular experiences
  • increasing international study opportunities for students
  • expanding the number of international students and improving their experience

The vice-president works closely with:

  • Academic Support Services
  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Experiential Learning & Career Development
  • Indigenous Affairs
  • International Affairs
  • MASU
  • Meighen Centre
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Recruitment & Admissions
  • Spiritual Care
  • Student Experience

Office of the Vice-President, International and Student Affairs
62 York St.
Sackville NB E4L 1E2 
Phone: 506-364-2255
Fax: 506-364-2263

Assistant to the vice-president:
Tina Warren — twarren@mta.ca

Vice-President, University Advancement

Courtney Pringle-Carver
Vice-President, University Advancement

The vice-president, university advancement leads three separate departments:

  • Alumni Engagement Office
  • Development Office
  • Marketing and Communications Office

University Advancement engages with Ƶapp's external community including alumni, donors, media, and other stakeholders, to attract resources to the University and advance Ƶapp's reputation nationally and internationally.

Office of the Vice-President, University Advancement
65 York St.
Sackville, NB E4L 1E4
Phone: 506-364-2261

Strategic planning

Ƶapp has a developed a number of planning documents and discussion papers that help guide decision-making at the University.

Strategic planning

Academic leadership


Ƶapp's three academic faculties are headed by deans, responsible for the overall development of the faculty in the areas of research, teaching, and learning.

Faculty Council

The Faculty Council serves as a forum and mechanism for faculty and librarians to discuss issues, and acts in an advisory capacity to the Senate and the President.

Advisory groups

In addition to its formal governance processes, Ƶapp also regularly establishes committees, working groups, task forces, or review processes to address specific issues, tasks, or needs.

Current advisory groups

Labour relations

Ƶapp maintains relationships with four separate unions, each representing a distinct group of employees. Learn more.

Reports and accountability

Ƶapp makes information about its operations available to the public through its website and its publications.

Reports and accountability

Policies and procedures

Ƶapp's policies and procedures outline the University's approach to everything from operations and administration to safety and security to academics and human resources.

Ƶapp policies and procedures