Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald

Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald

President, Holland College

Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald became the President and Chief Executive Officer of Holland College in January 2019, located in Prince Edward Island. Prior to 2019, Dr. MacDonald served in the roles of Vice President, Academic and Applied Research at Holland College from 2015 to 2018, Deputy Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development from 2010 to 2015, and Deputy Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning in 2015. He has contributed to the development of innovative educational policy and administrative excellence provincially, nationally and internationally.

Dr. MacDonald holds a Ph.D. in Educational and Counseling Psychology from McGill University, a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor degree in Special Education from Memorial University, and Bachelor degrees in Secondary Education and Arts from the University of Prince Edward Island.

Dr. MacDonald is a member of the Future Skills Council and is active in numerous organizations including the Holland College Board of Governors, Atlantic Colleges Atlantique, PEI BioAlliance, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Board of Governors, and Innovation PEI. He is presently the Chair of Atlantic Colleges Atlantique which represents the seven colleges in Atlantic Canada. Dr. MacDonald is also a member of the Premier's Council for Recovery and Growth.