Presidential Search Committee

To the USMC Community:

I am pleased to announce that the Presidential Search Committee has been formed and is now up and running. The membership of the Committee is as follows:

* USMC Alumni

John Bennett*, Chair of the Committee
Chair of the Collegium
Chair of Benvest Holdings Ltd
(External member)


Paul Harris*, Vice-Chair of the Committee
Member of the Collegium
Partner & Portfolio Manager, Avenue Investment Management
(External member)


Rev. Ivan Camilleri
Member of the Collegium
Chancellor of Spiritual Affairs, Moderator of the Curia
and Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Toronto
(External member)


William Deslauriers, Q.C.*
Member of the Collegium
Founding Partner, Torys, LLP
(External member)


Mary Ann Leon*
Member of the Collegium
Financial Executive
(External member)


Glenn Stadtegger*
Member of the Collegium
Vice-President International Tax, TD Bank Group
(External member)


Rev. Joseph Schner, S.J.
Interim President, Professor of Psychology and Psychology of Religion, Regis College
(External member nominated by the Superior General of the Basilian fathers)


Randy Boyagoda
Member of Collegium
Principal and Vice-President, USMC
(Internal member as division head on the Collegium)


Jim Ginther*
Dean of Faculty of Theology, USMC
(Internal member representing the Faculty of Theology and Librarians)


Jenna Brooke
Senior Lecturer, St. Michael’s College at USMC
(Internal member representing the Faculty and Fellows of St. Michael’s College)


Kendra Knoll
Executive Assistant to Dean, Faculty of Theology, USMC
(Internal member representing the Non-Academic Staff of USMC)



I am also pleased to announce there will also be included on the Committee a joint nominee of the St. Michael’s College Student Union and of the Student Life Committee.  This position is expected to be filled once the fall term starts.

Upon the recommendation of the Executive Committee of the Collegium of USMC, the search consultant firm of Laverne Smith & Associates Inc. has been retained to assist the Search Committee in its work including the outreach to the USMC community.  This firm has extensive experience in searches of this nature (see and we look forward to working with it.

As previously noted, an important part of the work of the Committee will be to solicit input from USMC’s various stakeholders, associates and partners regarding 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 outreach process and timetable will be available in the coming weeks.


John Bennett
Chair of the Collegium