Office of Advancement
Office of Advancement

Portrait of our Vice-President Tom Harris

Office of the VP

Our Vice-Principal (Advancement)

Karen Bertrand


Karen Bertrand, Artsci'94, began her term as Vice-Principal (Advancement) in July 2018.

A first-generation university graduate, Vice-Principal Bertrand attended Queen’s with the aid of scholarships created through the generosity of our donor community. She graduated in 1994 with an honours degree in Canadian Studies. 

Vice-Principal Bertrand got a taste of advancement in her first year at Queen’s, when she worked as a student caller in the Queen's call centre. After graduation, she returned to her native Guelph and began an 11-year career at the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

In 2006, she moved to the University of Guelph, where she held progressively senior positions in Alumni Affairs and Development. Beginning in 2012, she led the team that raised $200-million for the BetterPlanet Project campaign, and was appointed Associate Vice-Principal, Major Gift Advancement in 2014.

Vice-Principal Bertrand is responsible for overseeing all fundraising and development activities at Queen’s (including annual giving, planned giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, and corporate and foundation fundraising), alumni relations, and advancement services.

Deanna BennettDeanna Bennett

Executive Director, Office of the Vice-Principal
Phone: 613-533-6000 x78011

Lesley KellyLesley Kelly

Financial Officer
Phone: 613-533-6000 x79657

Kate BearseKate Bearse

Administrative Assistant
Phone: 613-533-6000 x74138

Carla Ferreira RodriguesCarla Ferreira Rodrigues

Human Resources Manager
Phone: 613-533-6000 x79371

Portrait of Boo Hoo the Bear (Queen's Mascot)Kacey McCuen

Human Resources Advisor
Phone: 613-533-6000 x79112