Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

David Graham ’92 named StFX Vice-President, Advancement

November 28th, 2022
David Graham

Today, St. Francis Xavier University President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Andy Hakin, announced David Graham ’92 as Vice-President, Advancement. 

Mr. Graham comes to StFX with over 30 years in management and executive roles focused on fundraising, operational excellence, and marketing communications, most recently, serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Brigadoon Village.

“We’re thrilled to welcome David back to his alma mater,” said Dr. Hakin. “Widely recognized for his leadership capabilities and achievements, David is a true ambassador for the institution, and we are looking forward to having him as part of the leadership team.” 

A proud alumnus of StFX, Mr. Graham graduated with a Bachelor, Business Administration and has maintained a strong affiliation with the university over his career including as past president of the Halifax alumni chapter. He credits his time as an undergraduate student at StFX as being instrumental in shaping his character and skills in leadership, preparing him with the tools necessary to engage stakeholders and deliver organizational growth.

“I am excited to be returning to the StFX and Antigonish communities which had such a formational influence on me,” said Mr. Graham. “StFX has such a strong legacy and story to share. I look forward to engaging with those who know and love StFX, as well as representing the Xaverian values and spirit to those just getting to know Canada's leading undergraduate experience. 

“Thank you to Dr. Hakin and the selection committee for offering me this incredible opportunity.”

For the last 10 years, Mr. Graham has led Brigadoon Village as CEO, an organization which under his leadership has transformed from modest beginnings to a spectacular camp for children living with health conditions and other life challenges. Prior to Brigadoon, he spent 15 years as Director and CEO with Camp Kandalore. Mr. Graham has been recognized for his leadership as Top 50 CEO in Atlantic Canada.

Mr. Graham will begin in January 2023. 


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