Marilyn Luscombe


NBCC's first president and CEO, was appointed to her position in August 2010. In addition, she leads the senior executive team and NBCC staff in fulfilling the vision, commitments and goals outlined in NBCC's five-year strategic plan, Imagine the Possibilities.

Marilyn Luscombe is a native of Newfoundland and Labrador, and has extensive experience in publicly-funded community colleges, both at the College of the North Atlantic (NL) and at Selkirk College, where she had most recently served as president and chief executive officer for 10 years.

Earlier in her career Luscombe worked in a variety of roles including: instructor, director of Student Services, coordinator of International Initiatives, director of Planning, vice -president Academic. She recently completed three years as board chair of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) within her six-year elected tenure on the ACCC Board.

Her leadership with her colleagues at Selkirk resulted in enhanced services for students including: increased investments and partnerships for the college, the establishment of a research centre in GIS and a research chair in rural economic development and increased and ongoing support for the College's Peace Centre.