MRU president resigns
by Kelsey Hipkin
He’s been both a dean and a professor of education, a director of the government, a high school teacher, an educa- tional consultant and, for the last eight years, Dave Marshall has been at the helm of Mount Royal University.
The current president an- nounced May 10 that he would be resigning as of June 30, 2011.
“You know, I think I’d say af- ter 21 straight years as a presi- dent and 40 years as an edu- cator I think it’s maybe time for me to take a pause and
reflect a little, so I’m certainly going to have some more fam- ily time,” he said from his of- fice at MRU.
After helping to convert an Ontario college into a univer- sity, Marshall was approached by the then named Mount Royal College to do the same here in Calgary.
Marshall said that life after MRU could include a foray into writing as he has ideas for two books, one about how to change an organization and another on undergraduate education.
“I think those are my two passions; I’d like to write a little more about it,” he said.