YukonU welcomes Aisha Montgomery as Associate Vice-President, University Relations

Portrait of Aisha Montgomery

Yukon University is pleased to announce that Aisha Montgomery has been appointed as Associate Vice-President, University Relations.

Montgomery has called the Yukon home for more than 20 years, raising her family here and contributing to countless initiatives in the territory through senior roles with the Government of Yukon. As Director of Communications and more recently Director of Policy with the Government of Yukon, she has developed strong relationships with municipalities, First Nation governments, the federal government and many other stakeholders across the territory to bring about significant impact on the everyday lives of Yukoners—from midwifery legislation, territorial land development, emergency response and more.

As Associate Vice-President, University Relations for YukonU, Montgomery will oversee government relations, development, marketing and communications, and alumni engagement.

“We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fit for our University leadership team. Aisha’s experience as a senior communications professional will better help us to tell our story and to build our profile as the only learning and research university community North of 60. We are all very proud of this thriving post-secondary community here in the Yukon, and we can’t wait to share that story far and wide,” said Dr. Lesley Brown, President and Vice-Chancellor, Yukon University. "It’s not only Aisha’s professional background that impressed us. Aisha started her post-secondary studies here, when we were Yukon College, and so she brings a strong understanding of our history. Beyond her connection as an alumna, as a local Yukoner, she also brings an authentic passion for our future.”

“Everything starts with building strong relationships,” said Montgomery. “It is my belief and approach—both in my personal and professional life—that when people are heard, validated and supported in community, anything is possible. All Yukoners want to see Yukon University grow and succeed. It’s our university. I am thrilled to join the YukonU senior leadership team to channel my strengths and professional experience into moving the institution forward and building upon the success laid over the institution’s 60-year history.”

Montgomery will begin her new role at Yukon University on September 27, 2023.