About Saint Mary's

Vice-President, Academic and Research (Acting)

Esther Enns‌‌Dr. Esther E. Enns

Dr. Enns has assumed the role of Acting Vice-President, Academic and Research for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

Dr. Enns joined Saint Mary's in 2002 to assume an appointment as Dean of the Faculty of Arts, a position she held for twelve years. She promoted experiential learning opportunities for students through community engagement and international partnerships, and also initiated student success programs in the Faculty of Arts. Since 2014 she has served as Senior Policy Advisor, Teaching and Learning, establishing the new Global Commons Studio for Teaching and Learning. She has continued in her leadership role for the Faculty of Education, and has led the President's Council Action Team for the Safe and Respectful Saint Mary's initiative.

She holds the degrees of BSL (Hon), MA, MEd, and PhD from Laurentian, McMaster and the University of Toronto respectively. At Saint Mary's University she is a full professor with a cross-appointment in Education and Linguistics.

As a specialist in Educational Linguistics and Intercultural Studies, Dr. Enns was on faculty at the University of Calgary in the Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies as a professor of German from 1984 to 2002. As a scholar in educational development, she was named founding Director of both the Learning Commons and the Language Research Centre at the University of Calgary.  She was named a 3M National Teaching Fellow in 1998, and currently chairs the Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows within the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Find out more about the Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Research.

Related: Dr. Malcolm Butler has been appointed Vice-President, Academic and Research, effective July 1, 2017.


Vice-President, Finance and Administration

Gabe MorrisonGabrielle Morrison

Ms. Gabrielle Morrison was appointed Vice-President, Administration in December 1997.  In January 2013, her portfolio expanded and she was appointed Vice-President, Finance & Administration.  Her responsibilities include oversight of Facilities Management, Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology Systems & Support, Athletics & Recreation, Housing & Conference Services and Food Services, and Emergency Response.  Additionally, Ms. Morrison plays a leadership role in various University strategic initiatives such as Sustainability Strategy, Health & Wellness Strategy, the Service Excellence initiative and the University strategic plan development.

Ms. Morrison is a member of the Board of Governors and a member of the Board’s Executive, Finance, Investment, Audit, Pension, Property, and Human Resources Committees.

Ms. Morrison is currently a board member of the Atlantic Universities’ Interuniversity Services Incorporated (ISI) group.

Her career prior to Saint Mary’s University was in the health care sector, beginning in 1976 in the Management Engineering field, progressing to vice president roles first at The Salvation Army Grace Maternity Hospital and subsequently at the IWK Grace Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ms. Morrison is a graduate of Dalhousie University with a degree in Science and in Industrial Engineering.  She has continued her development through ongoing management, executive and leadership development programs.  She is a 2015 graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) program.


Vice-President, Advancement

Erin Sargeant GreenwoodErin Sargeant Greenwood

Erin Sargeant Greenwood was appointed to the position of Vice-President, Advancement on Feb. 1, 2017.

The Vice-President, Advancement portfolio has an important role to play in advancing the goals and ambitions outlined in our Institutional Strategic Plan. Sargeant Greenwood and the Advancement team provide leadership to the entire university community in deepening the university’s focus on friend-raising and fundraising, on engaging external benefactors, our internal community, and our alumni, encouraging them to connect with and give back to the university with its 214-year-old history of providing value and values.

Sargeant Greenwood has held leadership positions in Advancement at the University of Waterloo, first as Associate Vice-President, Development, and then as Interim Vice-President, Advancement. As Interim Vice-President, she was responsible for strategic fundraising and alumni relations programs across the university, locally, nationally and internationally and accountable for raising more than $50 million per year for the university.

Sargeant Greenwood has also been a leader at organizations such as York University, Nipissing University and Branksome Hall and as a consultant at KCI Philanthropy where she successfully led two hospital campaigns and worked with more than 15 not-for-profits across every sector as Associate Vice-President of the firm.

Sargeant Greenwood is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), and a member of CASE, CCAE, CAGP and AFP. An active volunteer and conference presenter, Sargeant Greenwood is well-known and respected as an advancement leader in Canada and beyond.