But under his leadership, the 13 campuses were united under one brand; the college saw the single-largest capital investment ever in its history; and the NSCC underwent a period of rapid growth in enrolment.
He's been executive V-P of Cape Breton University; former chair of the Workers Compensation Board; and named one of the top CEOs in Atlantic Canada.
And earlier this year, Ray Ivany took on a new challenge. He's now the President of Acadia University.
Steve Sutherland spoke with him from our Halifax studio.
Ray Ivany (runs 17:28)