Mary PIerce standing in front of Fanshawe logo
August 27, 2018

Fanshawe is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Pierce as Dean, Faculty of Business, effective August 27, 2018.

Pierce has worked at Fanshawe since 2000 in progressively senior roles, including chair of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business for the past 11 years. Previously, Mary held extensive senior leadership and management positions with organizations such as Procter and Gamble, SC Johnson Wax, the Blackburn Group and Citigroup International.

Gary Lima, Fanshawe's senior vice president academic said, "Mary is an exceptional leader and an ideal candidate to lead the Faculty of Business into the future. Ms. Pierce commands tremendous respect, both internally here at Fanshawe, and across the entire Province where she is known as a collaborator and champion of post-secondary education."

Under Pierce's leadership, the Kinlin School launched 18 new programs, including four Bachelor of Commerce degrees, and developed over 300 pathway agreements and 20 international exchange partnerships. She was the recipient of the President's Distinguished Achievement Award as Fanshawe College's Leader of the Year in 2015 and the National Bronze winner of the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Leadership Excellence award in 2016. Pierce holds an Honours BA in Economics from the University of Toronto and an MA in Education – Community College from Central Michigan University. Mary has served on numerous boards and committees locally, provincially and nationally – including as chair and past chair of the Ontario College Heads of Business – and is currently a director of Junior Achievement, London and District.

"Fanshawe is an integral part of the community. It is an exciting time to be leading the Faculty of Business as we expand in IT and the Lawrence Kinlin School and open the new downtown campus," said Pierce.