Administrative Staff

Eveline DeSchiffart
Senior Executive Assistant to the PresidentSecretary to the Board of Trustees
PHONE: 1-902-585-2213MOBILE: 1-902-698-2071EMAIL: eveline.deschiffart@acadiau.caOFFICE #: 103

Eveline joined the Acadia Divinity College staff in August 2010, bringing with her 18 years of experience as an assistant to doctors in optometry and gynaecology, and to executives in public management consulting, banking, and municipal government. She also was a research assistant and consultant analyzing various federal government programs.  She is a graduate of Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology and the University of Ottawa, earning Certificates in Office Administration and Business Administration.

In her current role, Eveline manages the President’s Office including human resources, donor relations, and denominational, university, and international partnerships. She also supports the Board of Trustees through oversight and coordination of all Board activities. During 2018-2019, Eveline was the primary liaison for the multi-million-dollar renovation of the College building with the support of Acadia University’s Executive Director of Facilities.

Eveline grew up on a poultry farm in the hamlet of Ventnor, Ontario, where she learned the value of hard work and service to the local church and community. Her commitment has continued throughout her life, having served as a deacon in the Barrhaven Fellowship Christian Reformed Church and the Wolfville Baptist Church.  She was also a team member on humanitarian trips to Malawi and to Nicaragua, supporting local church outreach ministries with a focus on vulnerable children and youth. More recently, Eveline has participated in the Kairos marathons in the Springhill Institution chapel – a therapeutic program begun by the late Dr. Charles Taylor connecting men who are incarcerated with volunteers from the community.

Eveline currently lives in Melanson, Nova Scotia, with her husband, Clarence.