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August 16, 2018

Belleville, Ontario, August 16, 2018 – Loyalist College President and CEO Ann Marie Vaughan has announced that Megan Sheppard has been appointed Senior Vice-President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 11. Ms. Sheppard will succeed Senior Vice-President Cathy Rushton, who will retire at the end of August.

“I am pleased to announce that Megan will join the Loyalist executive team in this important role,” said Dr. Vaughan. “Her post-secondary experience in budgeting and planning and strengths in implementing strategic, financial and business plans will be invaluable as the College moves forward.”

Megan has worked at Queen’s University for the past ten years, where she has served as Associate Vice-Principal, Planning & Budgeting, for the past five years. Previously she served as Senior Financial Analyst at York University and has also held positions at the University of Victoria and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Megan holds a Masters of Business Administration (Finance), from Dalhousie University, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph. She is a member of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) and the Society of College and University Planners (SCUP).

 “I am very excited to take on this role at Loyalist College,” she said. “I look forward to working with President Vaughan and the entire senior management team to achieve the objectives of the Strategic Plan and to position Loyalist as a destination of choice for students and a driver of economic growth for the region.”

About Loyalist College
Loyalist is Ontario’s Destination College, a deliberate choice of students and community for quality programs and student engagement, enabled by a creative, innovative and supportive organizational and learning culture. Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, the College is perfectly positioned between Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Loyalist prepares students for rewarding careers through more than 70 full-time diploma, advanced diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs in applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media studies, skills and technology. Through the College’s 100+ university transfer agreements, many Loyalist diploma graduates earn a degree in as little as one additional year. Continuing education options are also available through, including hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses. The College is a key driver of social and economic health in rural-urban eastern Ontario. It contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product, representing $530 million annually to the regional economy – based on a 2014 report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Loyalist collaborates with industry partners in various fields on applied research projects, creating amazing learning experiences for students and faculty. The College’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) is Canada’s only College with a laboratory approved to conduct research with cannabis under theNarcotic Control Regulations. For more information on Loyalist’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses and Port Hope satellite location, visit

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Media Contact: President and CEO Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College,, 613-969-1913 ext. 2201