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Susan Clark has been appointed executive director of the Nova
Scotia Council on Higher Education. She brings skills and
experience gained from 25 years of leadership in post-secondary
education, 18 years of which were spent in Nova Scotia.

Dr. Clark, who is currently academic vice-president at Brock
University in St. Catharines, Ont., was the unanimous choice of a
council-university selection committee following a national

Education and Culture Minister Robbie Harrison said Dr. Clark
will be a familiar face to many in Nova Scotia's post-secondary
community, as she served in various senior capacities at Mount
Saint Vincent University for 18 years.

"We looked for the best, and we've hired the best," said Mr.
Harrison. "Our post-secondary system is increasingly recognized
--nationally and internationally --for its commitment to quality.
Dr. Clark is looking forward to the opportunity to help build on
this reputation, in the face of both the challenges and
opportunities ahead."

Stephen Wetmore, council chair and selection committee member,
said the council is eager to begin working with Dr. Clark.

"The selection committee was impressed with her vision and her
commitment to collaboration and consensus-building. Her
leadership style is exactly what we need as we move toward the
year 2000, and on behalf of the council, we look forward to
working with Dr. Clark."

Said Dr. Clark: "I am delighted to be returning to Nova Scotia,
especially for such a challenging and exciting position. Working
in partnership with the universities, colleges, government and
students, I am sure we can continue to bring improvements and
opportunities to the system."

Dr. Clark spent 1972 to 1990 at Mount Saint Vincent University as
both professor and dean of human and professional development. In
1991, she became vice-president academic at Brock University, and
in 1996 assumed the role of acting president of the university.

Marilyn Gaudet, former deputy minister of Education and Culture
and now deputy minister of Business and Consumer Services, has
been acting executive director of the council since November
1996. Ms. Gaudet will continue in that role until Dr. Clark's
appointment becomes effective on Jan. 1, 1998.


Contact: Catherine MacIsaac
         Education and Culture

ngr                 September 19, 1997              1:50 pm