News release

ASBA welcomes new CEO

Starting December 3rd, 2018, Dr. Vivian Abboud will take over management of ASBA

Nov. 5, 2018, Edmonton, AB —After a thorough and considered process, the ASBA Board of Directors welcomes Dr. Vivian Abboud as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer.

“I am thrilled to welcome Vivian to the team. She brings with her a wealth of education, experience and energy. I truly believe she will be an asset to the Alberta School Boards Association.”

-Lorrie Jess, President, ASBA

After completing her B.Ed and M.Ed with a focus on leadership and bilingualism, Dr. Vivian Abboud, who is multi-lingual, completed several senior and executive management and development programs.

She completed her doctorate in educational policy and governance at Simon Fraser University.  At the beginning of her career, Dr. Abboud taught for seven years at the Edmonton Public School Board. During this time, she facilitated workshops; contributed to the development of a math resource; and, received her principal-ship training.  Over the last 15 years, Vivian has held multiple leadership positions at Alberta Education.

The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) serves Alberta’s 61 locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards. For more information visit,


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Media inquiries:

Katy Campbell

Director of Communications, ASBA