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Dr. Brian McMillan

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President and CEO
Holland College

Dr. Brian McMillan is the President and CEO of Holland College in Prince Edward Island.

Active in numerous organizations, Dr. McMillan is a registered psychologist with the New Brunswick College of Psychologists. He is a former Director and current member of the Development Committee for the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council; is currently a Director on the Board of Governors of the Junior Achievement PEI Business Hall of Fame; is a Director and past Chair of the Atlantic Provinces Community College Consortium (APCCC), is past Vice Chair, a member of the Audit Committee, and a Director on the board of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), is President of Essential Skills Social Finance for Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), is a member of the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Board of Governors, is a Director and Treasurer of the Executive Committee for PEI Bioalliance, and is a Director of Innovation PEI.

In his research, Dr. McMillan’s interests have focused on adults with learning disabilities, educational transition programs and entrepreneurship. Keenly interested in the achievements of young people, he has 17 publications to his credit..

Dr. McMillan received a B.A. and B.Ed from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick. He completed his post-graduate work at the University of Alberta receiving an M.Ed in Counselling Psychology in 1979. In 1984 he completed his doctoral work and was awarded his Ph.D. in School Psychology, also from the University of Alberta.

Dr. McMillan was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Honour in 2012. He has also been recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and he was inducted into the Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame in 2014.

Brian remains very involved in the life of his community through his commitment work with Jr. Achievement, his church, and The United Way. He and his wife Jane live in Pownal, Prince Edward Island. He has three adult children, two grandsons and one granddaughter.