Huntington University Board Appoints First Woman Chancellor

Huntington University is pleased to announce Patricia Mills as  Chancellor.  In accepting the ceremonial role Mills becomes the first woman, in the university’s 56-year history, to guide the institution.  She will be officially installed in the role during a convocation ceremony to be held at a later date.

Patricia Mills is the current President of the NEO Kids Foundation.  She is also well-known locally as the former publisher of Northern Ontario Business, Northern Ontario Mining Solutions Journal, Northern Ontario Medical Journal, and the Sudbury Living Magazine Group.

“Patricia Mills is among Greater Sudbury’s most influential and accomplished community builders,” said Mary-Liz Warwick, Chair of the Huntington University Board of Regents.  “She has been recognized, many times over, for successes which have resulted in the betterment of Greater Sudbury and Northern Ontario.  She has been a steadfast supporter of Huntington University for many years, and will serve as a great ambassador during her tenure as Chancellor.”

Over the years, Patricia Mills has volunteered much of her time, and contributed a wealth of experience, in support of numerous local causes. She has been involved with the Northern Cancer Foundation, the United Way Centraide, the Sudbury Jazz Festival, and the Sudbury Community Foundation.  Her dedication to public service has been publicly acknowledged with various awards and honours, including: Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Bernadine Yackman Woman of the Year Award, Volunteer of the Year Award from United Way Sudbury and Nipissing District, The Edward J. Conroy Community Leadership Award, and more.

“I am extremely proud to be affiliated with such an outstanding institution of higher learning,” said Mills.  “I’m truly honoured to serve as Huntington University’s Chancellor and will endeavour to advance the mission and values of the university here at home, and beyond.  I also extend my deepest gratitude to the Board of Regents for this remarkable opportunity.”

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