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Cheryl Sutton, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University

Cheryl Sutton, Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University

Cheryl Sutton is the Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University. She first joined the institution in 2010 as Director of Human Resources and Employee Relations, and in 2014, took on the role of Assistant Vice-President, Finance and Human Resources. Prior to being appointed Interim President in July 2020, she served as Vice-President, Finance and Administration. 

Sutton is an accomplished executive with 25 years of experience working as a chartered professional accountant/certified general accountant in public service. Additionally, Sutton holds the designation of Certified Human Resources Leader. Prior to joining the University, she spent several years at Ontario Northland where her career progressed from Manager of Accounting in 1991 to Vice-President of Passenger Services in 2005. 

Sutton currently serves on multiple boards including the University Health Insurance Plan Steering Committee (since 2011) and the Faculty Bargaining Services advisory committee (since 2019). She is also the current board chair of Hands and has been a board member since 2015.

Recent News

Cheryl Sutton begins term as Nipissing University president

Nipissing University’s new interim President and Vice-Chancellor is officially one week into her role. Cheryl Sutton, the University’s former Vice-President, Finance and Administration, took over the leadership position on July 1, succeeding Dr. Mike DeGagné who served in the role since 2013.