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Source: St. Mary's University

University appoints new Director of Continuing Education

October 12, 2006

(Betty) MacDonald has accepted an appointment as Director of Continuing
Education at Saint Mary’s University , effective October 30, 2006 for an
initial term of six years.

MacDonald is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University (B.Comm., magna cum
laude, 1975) and also holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the
University of Western Ontario (1977).

After graduation, she served briefly as a Lecturer in Economics at the
University of Calgary before going on to a rich and varied career in the
private and public sectors.

For the last ten years, she has held senior positions with the Halifax
Regional Municipality, including Director of Governance and Strategic
Initiatives (2004-06), where she played a role in the development of the
Regional Plan, the Economic Strategy, and the Integrated City Initiative.
Since March of this year, she has served as Director of Business Planning
and Information Management for HRM.

MacDonald has a lifetime commitment to the crucial role of education in
personal, social and economic development.

Saint Mary's University is known for its community outreach projects, both
in Canada and around the world. Saint Mary's, founded in 1802, is home to
one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for
its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a
vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.


For More Information:

Paul Fitzgerald
Public Affairs Officer
Saint Mary's University, Public Affairs
(902) 420.5514



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