Provost and VP Academic

Provost and Vice-President, Academic


The Provost and Vice-President, Academic leads Mount Royal’s academic mission and is a key member of the University’s executive leadership team.

Dr. Chad London, PhD, Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Chad London was appointed as Mount Royal University’s Provost and Vice-President, Academic on Jan. 3, 2023. Before this appointment, Chad served as the Dean of the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan since 2016, where he was also the Vice-Chair of the Huskie Athletics Board of Trustees.

Chad has a rich 20-year history with Mount Royal, during which he was recognized with distinguished teaching and leadership awards. He was first hired as a faculty member in 1996 and went on to become Chair of Physical Education and Recreation Studies. Chad then spent eight years as an Associate Dean in the former Faculty of Health and Community Studies, before serving as Dean of the Faculty of Health, Community and Education from 2011 to 2016.

Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lethbridge, a Master of Human Kinetics from the University of Windsor, and a PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. He has taught and conducted research in the areas of leadership, communication, and sport and recreation management. His current research focuses on understanding how universities can enhance the well-being of students, faculty, staff and the broader community.

The combination of Chad’s values, roots with Mount Royal, research expertise and vast academic leadership experience positions him well to build on the strong reputation Mount Royal has established as a student-centred undergraduate university. “The strength of MRU is its people and I am excited to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, leadership and the broader community to come together in building on Mount Royal's 100-plus years of history in transforming lives through education,” says Chad.

Dr. Chad London succeeds Dr. Elizabeth Evans, who served as Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic, from January 2020 until January 2023.