Allister Surette was the President/CEO of Collège de l’Acadie from September 1998 to January 2003.
Mr. Surette was elected Member of the Nova Scotia Legislative Assembly for the constituency of Argyle in May 1993. For the period covering 1993 to 1998, he assumed the following responsibilities: Deputy House Leader, special advisor for the establishment of the Acadian and Francophone public school system in the Province of Nova Scotia, Human Resource Minister, Minister responsible for the Youth Secretariat, Minister responsible for Acadian Affairs, president of a committee for economic and tourism development in the South West Nova region, and Minister of Housing and Municipal Affairs.
Mr. Surette has also been actively involved with numerous committees and organisations, notably Chairman and founding member of the committee responsible for the organization of the third World Acadian Congress (CMA 2004) in Nova Scotia in 2004 and Chairman and founding member of the Francophone Economic Development Council of Nova Scotia (CDÉNÉ).
Mr. Surette will became in July President and Vice-Chancellor of Université Sainte-Anne.