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St. Paul’s welcomes Richard Myers as new principal

Monday, April 25, 2016

Richard MyersSt. Paul’s University College is pleased to announce that political scientist Richard Myers has been appointed Principal for a five-year term as of July 2016.

Dr. Myers has most recently been president of Algoma University, where he substantially improved relations with the local community and with Aboriginal partners in the area, and grew enrolment and revenues. He also oversaw the completion of a new science building and the expansion of Algoma’s athletics centre.

Prior to that, Dr. Myers was Vice-President Academic at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, and taught there for close to 20 years, in both French and English. He received his BA, MA, and PhD in political science from the University of Toronto, and is the co-author of a popular Canadian introductory textbook called The Canadian Regime. He was born in Chatham, Ontario.

“The St. Paul’s Board of Governors believes that Dr. Myers has the perfect qualifications and background to carry forward the excellent work St. Paul’s has done in areas such as Aboriginal education, international development, and social entrepreneurship,” said Rod Barr, Chair of the St. Paul’s Board. “We are delighted to welcome him to the community.”

Dr. Myers will take over from St. Paul’s longest-serving principal, Dr. Graham Brown, who is stepping down after 17 years. Dr. Brown will be acting as Special Advisor to the Principal until December 2017 in order to help finalize some existing initiatives.