Mount Royal University welcomes new Dean of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education

Dr. Stephen Price
Dr. Stephen Price

Mount Royal University has announced its selection for the next Dean of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education.

Dr. Stephen Price has been appointed to this important leadership role, starting July 1, 2017.

“The appointment marks an epoch in Dr. Price’s successful and varied tenure at Mount Royal University,” said Provost and Vice-President, Academic Jeffrey Goldberg.

In 2000, Price was hired by Cougar Athletics to be the head coach of the men’s basketball team, as well as an instructor of physical education and recreation studies. After four years, his deep connection with students led him to a new position as Manager of Academic Advising Services.

In 2009, he returned to the Academic Affairs division as an Assistant Professor to teach courses in leadership and coaching and oversee the practicum experiences for Sport and Recreation students. This experience culminated in his appointment to Chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education in 2011. Since July 2016, he has served admirably as interim Associate Dean of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education.

Price holds a PhD in higher education leadership from the University of Calgary. He also graduated from the University of Victoria with a Master of Education in coaching studies, and the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education, with a major in chemical science. Price also holds professional certifications, including a level-4 National Coaching Certification Program.

Before coming to Mount Royal, Price taught at Westwood Community High School in Fort McMurray.

At Mount Royal, he has given back to the University in many significant ways. Price has served as speaker of the General Faculties Council, a member of the Emergency Operations Centre, and a faculty representative on the Healthy Campus steering committee — to highlight a few of many commitments.

When he’s not in the classroom or at his desk, you can often find Price using the Recreation facilities. He has been an active and enthusiastic participant in a series of legendary lunch-hour soccer games. You might also find him spending time in the mountains with his wife Susan, either hiking during the summer or skiing in the winter.

A father of three boys, he now coaches his sons in basketball and lacrosse.

For further information, please contact:

Bryan Weismiller, Communications Officer Mount Royal University
Cell: 403.978.1365
Media cell: 403.463.6930