Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Role of the President

Role of the StFX President

Working with the StFX Board of Governors, Senate, faculty, staff, students and a renowned alumni network, the President & Vice Chancellor sets the strategic vision and creates a long-term strategic plan for StFX that continues to build its reputation as a national leader in the primarily undergraduate university sector and leverages its many assets.

The President promotes StFX’s academic mission and develops its administrative supports in light of the university’s strategic direction, with an unwavering commitment to academic excellence and financial sustainability. The role is also instrumental in fostering a culture of community, openness, and accountability that ensures the realization of StFX’s mission, objectives and goals.  

The President advances and promotes StFX through active engagement and positive relationships with students, parents, alumni, donors, the Antigonish community, and friends of the university.


The President's Council Leadership Team

The President also chairs the President's Council, a biweekly meeting of StFX's senior leadership team tasked with advancing the strategic priorities of the university. Members of the President's Council include:

  • Academic Vice President and Provost
  • VP, Finance and Administration
  • Deans of Arts, Science, Business, and Education
  • VP, Advancement
  • VP and Director of the Coady International Institute
  • Associate VP, Research & Graduate Studies
  • Executive Director Governement Relations and Strategic Initiatives
  • Director of Communications and Marketing
  • Registrar and Director of Enrolment Planning


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