Joanne Duklas

Past President, ARUCC (2012)| President, Duklas Cornerstone Consulting Inc.

Joanne Duklas is an award-winning leader in higher education who leads her own consulting firm in higher education providing research and consulting support to governments, institutions and sector organizations. She also currently serves as the executive lead for the ARUCC National Network project which has created MyCreds™ | MesCertif™, a national document exchange highway and credential wallet for learners that delivers digitized badges, micro-credentials, documents, transcripts, and diplomas on behalf of Canadian colleges and universities.

Joanne has been formally recognized in her field provincially, nationally, and more recently, internationally with the Distinguished Service Award (2020)  by the American Postsecondary Electronic Standards Council (PESC). She is considered an expert in the higher education field and has authored several publications, presentations, and keynote addresses to advance best practice, standards, transfer, and student mobility.

Joanne is a member of several national and international organizations including the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada (ARUCC - Honorary member), AACRAO, and PESC. Both her firm and the Association of Registrars of the Universities and Colleges of Canada are signatories to the Groningen Declaration Network, an international organization dedicated to student mobility through data mobility. Her career includes serving as the vice president and president of ARUCC (2010 - 2012), as a past member of the 2020/21 TAICEP Strategic Task Force, and as a former registrar and assistant vice president at one of Canada’s largest post-secondary institutions.

Joanne is also a practicing fine artist who dedicates a portion of every week to bringing beauty to people’s lives through her mixed media and paintings.