Monica Foster is the Vice President of Finance and Administration at St. Francis Xavier University. Prior to that, she spent 26 years at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) where she served as Vice President, College Services and Chief Financial Officer for 12 years. Monica has over 30 years of progressive financial and operational leadership experience with post-secondary, government not-for-profits and the private sector. Over her career, she has led all financial and operational areas of large, complex, multi-unionized organizations. She has experience leading financial and capital planning, human resources, labour relations, information systems, and risk management. She has experience building relationships across numerous diverse stakeholder groups, including students, staff, Board of Governors, and government officials.
Prior to her career at NSCC, Monica worked at TD Bank and the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and achieved her CMA designation in 1996. She was recognized as a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Nova Scotia in 2021. She is also graduate of StFX with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Ms. Foster has served in board roles for organizations such as, the Canadian Association of University Business Officers, Colleges and Institutes Canada, Halifax Partnership, Halifax United Way, Interuniversity Service Incorporated Board, Higher Education Information Technology Shared Services, Hope Blooms, and on the Task Force for Public Sector Accounting Board on Not-for-Profit Organizations.