Ann Buller

Centennial College president

Ann Buller

Ann Buller
Centennial College president

Ann Buller assumed the presidency of Centennial College in June 2004. Leadership approaches that enable major transformational change have become her hallmark. Her commitment to the values of the Learning Centered College movement has enabled her to refocus Centennial on learning.

Ann is steadfast in her belief that colleges must meet the economic and social inclusion imperatives facing our country. Under her direction, Centennial launched its Signature Learning Experience (SLE) that prepares students not just for employment in their field of study, but also for their role as global citizens. The SLE opens students' minds to the diversity, equity and social justice issues that affect our world.

Ann’s career spans more than 20 years in the college system where she has made significant contributions to student success. She sits on several boards and committees, working tirelessly as an advocate for Centennial and the college system. She is currently Chair of the Board for the Association of Canadian Community Colleges. She also appears as the keynote or guest speaker at several national and international conferences and seminars each year.

Ann has earned numerous prestigious awards acknowledging her excellence in leadership, mentoring and college marketing, including: 2010 Cisco Public Leaders Award Canadas Most Powerful WomenTop 100 (Womens Executive Network); Margot Franssen Leadership Award (MicroSkills Canada), Presidents/ Chancellor's Award (North American Council for Staff, Program, and Organizational Development), and Constance E. Hamilton Award on the Status of Women (Toronto City Council)