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About Bill Best

Vice-President, Administration & Finance

Bill Best

William Best is the vice president of administration and finance at UNB. Best oversees a wide array of critical functions relating to the administration of the university including information technology services, people and culture, general counsel, capital planning and operations, financial services, resource planning and budgeting, and trust and treasury.

He is keenly interested in effective governance, establishing policy governance structures, budget development frameworks, and enterprise risk management programs.

Since returning to New Brunswick after nearly a decade in Ontario, he has swiftly become involved in new board governance experiences, joining the Maritime College of Forestry Technology Board of Directors and the Inter-University Services and Canadian Association of University Business Officers Board Executive Committees.

Best has played instrumental roles in governance and board leadership throughout his career with previous positions including president of Cambrian College, president of the Board at Ontario Colleges Library Services (OCLS), and chair of the Board at Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA).

Through his multifaceted contributions, Best exemplifies a deep-seated commitment to volunteerism and giving back to the community, making a meaningful impact across diverse sectors and regions.

Best’s career trajectory underscores a steadfast dedication to advancing the mission of educational institutions, fostering innovation, and championing inclusivity and diversity in all facets of academia.

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