New Dean For Algonquin College In Pembroke


Algonquin College’s Pembroke campus has a new dean.

Dr. Keltie Jones will begin her tenure on August 26.   Jones was hired following a cross-country search in the wake of the departure of former Dean Karen Davies earlier this year.

Dr. Jones joins Algonquin from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture, where she was Assistant Dean.  She has also held leadership roles at Nova Scotia Agricultural College,

“I am very excited to join Algonquin College’s Pembroke Campus. This campus has an excellent reputation as one of the leading regional college campuses in Canada. I am especially impressed by the culture of student support and engagement at the Pembroke campus, and I am really looking forward to working with the faculty and staff to continue the great work that is already happening on campus,” said Jones.

The college says Jones has extensive experience.

“In addition to her roles within Canadian post-secondary institutions, Dr. Jones was also the Dean of Counselling and Student Services at the American River College in Sacramento, California and was a Coordinator in the Student Disability Centre at the University of California, Davis”, notes a news release from Algonquin.

“Dr. Jones holds a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from Athabasca University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor of Arts with Departmental Honours and Distinction from Stanford University.”

During her time in Truro, Dr. Jones has been heavily involved in community organizations including the town’s tourism advisory committee and its United Way campaign. 

 “Dr. Jones has an impressive background in post-secondary education and I look forward to working with her and seeing the Pembroke Campus continue to flourish under her guidance and leadership,” said Algonquin’s Senior Vice President, Academic, Claude Brulé.