Office of the Director General

Director General
Diane Gauvin
Office: 4A.1-5
Local: 1350
Executive Assistant
Janet Pakulis
Office: 4A.1
Local: 1348

New Director General will rally the Dawson community to move forward

Diane Gauvin will be the new Director General of Dawson College. On Nov. 18, following a recommendation from the Selection Committee and unanimous support from Senate, the Board of Governors appointed her to a five-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021.

Diane has strong assets to lead a vision for Dawson College and to rally and engage the community to move forward on that vision, according to the Board of Governors.

Ensuring stability and continuity

As Academic Dean, Diane has demonstrated that she supports and fosters bold educational initiatives and has the success of students at heart. Her appointment will ensure stability and continuity at Dawson during a time of great challenges and changes.

Diane’s considerable experience and successful endeavours at Dawson made her the top choice. Her deep commitment to the core mission and values of Dawson is clear.

Dawsonite since 1998

Diane came to Dawson College 23 years ago not long after completing an MBA in Strategic Management and International Business at McGill University. She has held a variety of roles with incremental responsibilities. In 1998, she was hired as a Business Administration teacher. Later she served as Chair of the Department and Program Coordinator of the Business programs and then Dean of Social Science and Business Technologies. Since 2014, Diane has served as the Academic Dean overseeing all aspects of academic life.

Second female DG

Diane will succeed Richard Filion, who is retiring after 16 years as Director General at the end of December. Diane will be the eighth Director General of Dawson College and the second woman to hold this position.

The Board of Governors joins the community of Dawson College in wishing Diane all the best for a successful mandate.



Last Modified: January 14, 2021