Fredericton, NB – The New Brunswick Student Alliance is pleased to announce the selection of Robert Burroughs as its new executive director. Burroughs began his term today in Fredericton.
Burroughs returns to New Brunswick following a year abroad in France, where he worked as the deputy executive director of Girls Health Ed and as a global youth ambassador for Grassroot Soccer. He has previously worked for the CDA Institute, the Centre for International Policy Studies, and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development.
“I’m delighted to be back in New Brunswick, and to be working on issues so fundamental to all New Brunswickers,” said Burroughs.
“There are challenging times ahead, and the NBSA will have a key role to play in ensuring an accessible, affordable, and sustainable post-secondary education system. I look forward to building upon the incredible job that Lindsay, Annie, and the rest of the Board have done on behalf of New Brunswick students.”
Burroughs is a graduate of Mount Allison University’s international relations department and of the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
“The NBSA has had a banner year in terms of our development as an advocacy organization and participation in critical discussions of the post-secondary education system here in New Brunswick,” said Annie Sherry, NBSA Board Chair.
“We believe that Rob’s experience in policy development and external relations will only help the NBSA to grow, and are delighted to welcome him on board.”
The Board of Directors would like to thank Lindsay Handren, outgoing executive director, for her service and high level of commitment. They wish Lindsay the best in her future endeavours.