Janet L. Kirk '71
Awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008
Ms. Kirk is recently retired from the Nova Scotia Community College having served as campus principal in Windsor, Kentville, and Truro.
27 year career with the NSCC
and its predecessor institutions paralleled the founding and early development of the College and, thus, her
work during these years has earned her
the recognition of being one of the College pioneers.
That pioneering work involved countless hours on committees and task groups and provided those involved with the unique opportunity to influence and help shape this newest addition to Nova Scotia's system of post-secondary education.
In recognition of her
contribution to the development of the Nova Scotia Community College
and for her
leadership within the College generally, Janet
was presented with NSCC's
Leadership Excellence Award in the spring of 2002.
Over the course of her career, Janet served on a number of provincial boards related to her work and served on the Canadian Program Advisory Committee of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
In 1997, she served as Chair and Coordinator of the ACCC Conference that was held in Halifax and hosted by the NSCC.
With a strong commitment to volunteerism and community service, Janet has served on a number of non-profit boards and has been a member of the Rotary Clubs of Windsor, Kentville, and Truro.
It is her
alma mater, however, that has been her
longest standing volunteer commitment.
Janet served on the AAAU Board of Directors for 14 years with 4 of those years being in the position of Alumni President.
had the honour of representing alumni during Acadia's Sesquicentennial celebrations and has had the distinct pleasure of welcoming scores of alumni back to campus for reunions, Homecomings, and other special events.
In 2001, she was appointed to the Board of Governors of the University and is now serving her second term.
She has been an Officer of the Board since 2002; chaired the 2004 Ad Hoc Committee on Board Effectiveness; and served as the first Chair of the Board's Governance Committee.
Most recently, she has served as Chair of the Annapolis Valley Division of Acadia's Tides are Turning Capital Campaign.
is married to Andy, a fellow alum, and they reside in Windsor.