Dr. Cindy Gouveia

Cindy Gouveia
Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations


As Vice-President, Advancement and Alumni Relations, Dr. Cindy Gouveia develops partnerships and initiatives that support the college's vision and improve access to education. She also oversees a robust and active alumni network, ensuring students maintain long-lasting and meaningful connections to the college after graduation.  

And as President of the George Brown College Foundation, Cindy leads fundraising initiatives to support student scholarships, bursaries, and access programs targeted to specific industries and professions, including the college's Augmented Education program. Her passion for equitable access to education is also reflected in her work as a member of the George Brown College Foundation Board of Directors.  

Cindy has held progressive leadership positions since joining the college in 2008, including Senior Manager of Industry Liaison, Partnerships and Operations at the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts and Chief Development Officer.  

She has extensive leadership experience in the holistic health and wellness industry with roles including Senior Relationship Manager – Key Accounts with Aesthetic Solutions and Director of Operations at Toronto's Elmwood Spa. In addition, she spearheaded a $4.5-million Holtz Spa development project as Spa Director at the Hilton Suites Hotel in Markham, Ont.  

Cindy earned a PhD in Higher and Adult Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto, an MBA in Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Guelph and a Hospitality and Tourism Administration diploma from Centennial College.