Nominated by: Women Unlimited Association for Gender Equity In Trades and Technology
Rosalind Penfound is the Vice President Organizational Development with Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). She also served as NSCC’s Vice President Academic and, before that, briefly as Principal for the Akerley and IT Campuses. She received both her Bachelor of Physical Education and Bachelor of Laws degrees from Dalhousie University. After graduation, she practiced law in the private sector before joining the Land Registration and Information Service, Council of Maritime Premiers where she worked as a solicitor between 1981 and 1989. Ms. Penfound became the first, full-time Executive Director of the Association of Nova Scotia Land Surveyors in 1989. In 1992, she joined the government of the Province of Nova Scotia and began what would become a distinguished career in public service. During her time with the provincial government, Ms. Penfound served as Deputy Minister of Nova Scotia’s Departments of Agriculture, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Environment and Labour, Immigration, Seniors, Status of Women, and Education as well as Commissioner of the Nova Scotia Public Service Commission. In 2015, Ms. Penfound was the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Excellence in Public Administration. Ms. Penfound was also a member of the part-time faculty of Dalhousie Law School for almost 20 years.