Presidential Search Committee


To the USMC Community:

When we were privileged to have David Mulroney join USMC as President in July 2015 from the Munk School of Global Affairs after a distinguished career in Canada’s foreign service, it was for a special three-year term and not desired by David to be a longer term appointment. He has recently confirmed this and his term as President will finish in the normal course at the end of June 2018.

Pursuant to Section 8.2 of the By-Laws of USMC, the Collegium, has mandated the formation of a special Presidential Search Committee the ultimate objective of which is to ascertain qualified candidates for approval and recommendation by the Collegium for a normal five-year term as President commencing in July 2018.

The newly constituted Presidential Search Committee is expected to be up and running by early June of this year and will have twelve members. These include a member from the Faculty of Theology and Librarians, the Faculty and Fellows of the College, the administrative staff, the student body and will also include the Principal, a nominee of the Superior General of the Basilian Fathers and six External members of which the majority will be alumni.

An important part of the work of the Committee will be to solicit input from USMC’s various stakeholders, associates and partners as to the challenges and opportunities facing USMC in the upcoming 5 to 10 year period and the qualities and capabilities we should be looking for in candidates to be the next President. Further details of the Committee, its process and timetable will be available in the coming weeks.

USMC has greatly benefited from David’s leadership and vision and as he enters into the final years of his presidency, we wish to congratulate him for all he has done and continues to do to re-establish St. Mike’s position of prominence as Canada’s leading Catholic university federated with the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading public research universities. He and his predecessors have developed a strong platform for taking USMC successfully into the future.
John Bennett
Chair of the Collegium