Interim Associate Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Steve Hudson

Dr. Steve Hudson comes to NAIT with more than 30 years of experience in education, including 25 years in post-secondary.  

Until 2020, he served as Senior Vice-President, Academic and Learner Services at Niagara College Canada. Prior to that, he was Vice-President of Corporate Services at the college. During his time at Niagara College, Dr. Hudson oversaw nearly all areas of the institution and was responsible for one of the largest portfolios in Ontario’s college system. For his many contributions, he was honoured with emeritus designation and a scholarship in his name when he retired from the College in 2020. 

His colleagues described him as having “an unwavering focus on students, a keen intellect, a warm heart and a strong leadership style.”  

Most recently, Dr. Hudson has served as an educational consultant, providing expertise to a wide range of clients across Canada in the higher-education sector.  

He was born and raised in New Brunswick. He earned a Ph.D., an MBA and a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, in addition to a Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College.   

The Executive Team

President and CEO

Laura Jo Gunter became NAIT’s seventh President and CEO on August 24, 2020. An innovative leader, she brings extensive post-secondary knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit to her role.

Vice-President, External Relations

Melanie Rogers joined NAIT as Vice-President, External Relations in August 2021.

Vice-President Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Dumont was appointed Vice-President Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in December, 2019