David Docherty to become president of Brandon University
MRU begins the search for a new president by May
By Nathan Woolridge, News Editor
Mount Royal University president, David Docherty, will be moving on to become Brandon University president effective May 1, 2019.
A statement was released by Sue Mallon, Chair of Mount Royal University Board of Governors, to congratulate Docherty on his new position. The statement recognized his achievements at MRU, which include the opening of the Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts and the Riddell Library and Learning Centre.
Mallon says in her statement, “He is a passionate advocate for mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion and Indigenization.”
Docherty will continue at MRU for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We look forward to continuing to work with him,” Mallon says.
Brandon University also released a statement confirming that Docherty will be taking on at least a five-year term as president.
Docherty told Brandon University that “the success of any university is measured by the success of our students, our faculty and our staff, and by that measure I am privileged to be joining an extremely successful institution … I am eager to contribute as President to Brandon University’s continuing success, to meeting the challenges and opportunities of growth and to celebrating and deepening BU’s collaborative and collegial campus culture.”
Docherty has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Toronto along with degrees from McMaster University and Wilfrid Laurier University.
According to the MRU statement, the search for a new president at MRU will be lead by the Board of Governors and the executive search firm, Boyden Canada.
More news about MRU’s search for a new president to come.