Ramona Lumpkin joined Mount Saint Vincent University as President and vice-chancellor in October 2010.
Dr. Lumpkin is a director on the board of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada and chair of the Association of Atlantic Universities.
From 2001 to 2010, she was Principal of Huron University College, an undergraduate liberal arts institution affiliated with The University of Western Ontario.
Prior to her service at Huron, Dr. Lumpkin spent four years as vice-president, academic, and provost of Royal Roads University, where she gave leadership to four academic divisions in the development and delivery of degree programs in a newly established university.
Dr. Lumpkin went to Royal Roads from the University of Windsor where she was dean of continuing education, director of the division for instructional development and an associate professor in the school of dramatic arts between 1992 and 1997.
Before joining Windsor, Dr. Lumpkin was associate dean of the College of Lifelong Learning at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Lumpkin began her university administration career in Kentucky, where for 13 years she held a variety of positions in higher education that included institutional planning, continuing education, faculty development and university teaching.
She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Kentucky and is a former Fulbright Scholar to England. Her research and teaching interests include 19th-century British literature, 20th century drama, women’s literature, and adult and continuing education.