About Lisa Browne, Vice-President (Advancement and External Relations)


Lisa Browne (BA, MBA) is the first vice-president (advancement and external relations) with Memorial University, a position she started in August 2021.

She has a long history with her alma mater, including serving on various advisory boards, alumni chapters and the Board of Regents. She has been a lecturer in marketing at the Faculty of Business Administration and currently teaches in the MBA-Social Enterprise program.

Prior to her role at Memorial, Lisa worked in arts administration and the health and social sector. She was most recently CEO of Stella’s Circle, a social justice community organization, where she was twice recognized as one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine and received the Gardiner Centre Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Lisa is an active community contributor and currently sits on the boards of the National Gallery of Canada and Mental Health Research Canada. She has been recognized for her community leadership with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal, a Paul Harris Fellowship from the Rotary Club of St. John’s and as Memorial University’s Alumna of the Year.