Presidential Search

 

 

 

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Mount Royal is a welcoming place for students, faculty, staff, alumni, community and, yes, the 10th President!

As President Docherty’s term ends in 2019, the Board of Governors is searching for an exceptional person to lead the next phase of the 10-year strategic plan. “Exceptional” because Mount Royal’s vision is to provide students with an exceptional undergraduate educational experience.

 

 

Have questions? Email us at mrupresident@boyden.com.

 


 

Position Profile

Your voice is important to us. The Search Committee wants your input the position profile (or job description). They are meeting with key people, conducting a survey and holding focus groups for the campus community. With this feedback, the final position profile will be posted here by Sept. 30, 2018.

If you would like to provide us with your perspective, please take a few minutes to complete a survey, which will be open until the search is complete.

The campus community is invited to attend the following focus groups.

Tues. August 21 in the Lincoln Park Room
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Managers
10:15 – 11a.m. All welcome
11 – 11:45 a.m. Faculty
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Staff

 

Fri. September 7 in EC2010 (Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning)
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Managers
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Staff
10:15 – 11 a.m. Faculty
11 – 11:45 a.m. Students
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. All welcome
1:15 – 2 p.m. Students

 

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Search Firm

 

Boyden Canada has been selected as the executive search firm for Mount Royal University’s presidential recruitment.

Founded in 1946, Boyden is a leading international executive search firm with 65 offices in 40 countries. Boyden has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. The prairies office is in Calgary, opened in 1996 and is made up of a team of 16 with more than 200 years of search experience. Boyden prides itself on the principles of uncompromising standards of integrity, discretion and professionalism.

The Boyden consulting team:

Brent Shervey, Partner
Kevin Gregor, Partner
Brent Cameron, Partner
Morgan Campbell, Associate Partner
Nicole King, Associate

Email mrupresident@boyden.com if you would like more info.

 

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Search Committee

The Board of Governors will select and appoint the president. To help with this process, the Board formed a Search Committee (see their Terms of Reference) to oversee the process and make a recommendation to the Board of Governors.

 

Presidential Search Committee Members

Sue Mallon, Board Chair
Paul Kundan, Board Vice-Chair
Annalise Van Ham, Vice-President, Finance and Administration
David Clemis, Faculty Board Member
Elizabeth Evans, Deans’ Council representative
Andrew Nguyen, Student Board Member
David Hyttenrauch, Speaker, Chairs’ Assembly
Corinne Jamieson, Board Member
Amy Nixon, University Strategic Council representative
Kenna Olsen, Councillor, General Faculties Council
Donna Palmer, Staff Board Member
Paul Rossmann, Vice-President, University Advancement
Keri Smith, Board Member
Whitney Smithers, Board Member
Susan Swan, Board Member

Resources to the Committee

Trika Macdonald, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
Andrea Hennel, Chief of Staff, President’s Office
Jane O’Connor, University Secretary

 

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Process

The process to recruit Mount Royal’s 10th president has begun, guided by a policy and procedure. Currently the Search Committee is getting input into the position profile (job description).

The high level steps in the process are:

  1. Defining the need
    July to September 2018
    Boyden consults with stakeholders in individual meetings, a survey and focus groups. Input is reviewed by the Search Committee to finalize the position profile and marketing strategy.
  2. Identifying candidates
    September to December 2018
    Boyden implements the marketing strategy, develops a candidate list, does initial interviews with candidates and presents a long list to the Committee.
  3. Deciding and finalizing
    December 2018 to February 2019
    The Committee shortlists candidates and does interviews. Boyden and the Committee check references and background. The Board of Governors negotiates the offer, oversees acceptance, ratifies the decision and announces.

Need more info? Email us at mrupresident@boyden.com.

 

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