Governance & Leadership

 Tim Rahilly, PhD, president and vice-chancellor

Tim Rahilly, PhD
President and Vice-Chancellor

In May 2019, Tim Rahilly, PhD, became Mount Royal University's tenth president and first vice-chancellor, serving a five-year term. An established leader in higher education and student affairs, Rahilly (pronounced RAW-lee) was previously Vice-Provost, Students and International at Simon Fraser University, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to this, he held academic and administrative roles in the university sector starting in 1998.

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Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth Evans
Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic

Dr. Elizabeth Evans, PhD, was appointed as Mount Royal University’s Interim Provost and Vice-President, Academic on June 11, 2020. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Founding Dean of the Faculty of Business and Communication Studies for almost four years. 

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Amy Nixon

Amy Nixon
General Counsel and University Secretary

Amy Nixon leads the Office of General Counsel and University Secretariat team which includes governance, legal, risk, privacy, and information management functions. She previously served at MRU as General Counsel and as Chief of Staff to the President.

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Annalise Van Ham Annalise Van Ham
Vice-President, Finance and Administration


Annalise Van Ham is the Vice-President, Finance and Administration of Mount Royal University. She oversees the management of non-academic administrative and operational services that support the University's mission by providing specialized services to the Mount Royal community.

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Paul Rossmann

Paul Rossmann
Vice-President, University Advancement

Paul Rossmann, Vice-President, University Advancement, leads Mount Royal University's alumni relations, fund development, government relations, marketing and communications teams. He brings to this portfolio a wealth of executive experience, primarily with Credit Union Central Alberta where he held a series of positions with increasing responsibility.

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