Chair: Dr. Kent MacDonald, President and Vice-Chancellor, St. Francis Xavier University
The Council of Nova Scotia University Presidents (CONSUP), founded in 1982, is an informal body consisting of the presidents of the 10 degree-granting institutions in the province. CONSUP members meet on a regular basis to deal with matters of common concern, and also meet on occasion with the appropriate minister and/or the premier. Objectives The objectives of the Council are to work for the improvement of higher education in Nova Scotia, to exercise leadership in matters concerning post-secondary education, to promote cooperation and interuniversity planning among those institutions listed in the membership, to be the channel of collective communication between the universities and the government, as well as between the universities and other bodies or individuals. The Council will make or recommend appointments to national, regional and provincial bodies as required.
The secretariat of the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU) serves as the secretariat for CONSUP. The members of CONSUP are also members of the Association of Atlantic Universities (AAU).
The presidents of the 10 degree-granting institutions in Nova Scotia: Acadia University, Atlantic School of Theology, Cape Breton University, Dalhousie University, University of King’s College, Mount Saint Vincent University, NSCAD University, Université Sainte-Anne, St. Francis Xavier University and Saint Mary’s University.