Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

President and Vice-Chancellor

Thompson Rivers University announces the search for its next President and Vice-Chancellor

At Thompson Rivers University (TRU), student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with many paths to learning, an applied approach and a supportive, inclusive environment. We are committed to both academic excellence and accessibility for all, opening doors and opening minds. More than 27,000 diverse learners from across British Columbia and around the world come to TRU to be educated, empowered and transformed. Students of many backgrounds, in various stages of their educational journey, study on campus in Kamloops and Williams Lake, through our regional centres across the southern Interior, or by distance or online through our renowned Open Learning division.

TRU is seeking an individual with outstanding academic credentials and a record of increasingly responsible and successful leadership who will position TRU for continued long-term success. An inspiring leader, the President will persuasively articulate the vision of TRU as a unique comprehensive institution and will work tirelessly and imaginatively to obtain resources and create partnerships needed to achieve its many goals. A visible champion of students, the President will bring a passion and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity and a proven understanding of Indigenous perspectives and communities. A confident, articulate and compelling communicator, the new President will be a relationship builder who will engage and inspire faculty, staff and students as well as a variety of external stakeholders in realizing our potential and enhancing our role in BC and the world.

Thompson Rivers University develops and maintains an environment that supports equitable working conditions for individuals traditionally under-represented in universities. The university is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

Thompson Rivers University is being supported in the search by The Geldart Group, an executive search and leadership consulting firm. Should you wish to learn more about this unique leadership opportunity, please call Khaleeda Jamal, Maureen Geldart or Cameron Geldart at 604-926-0005.

The search committee will begin its consideration of individuals immediately. Applications, including an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a letter of introduction including specific achievements and relevant experience, and the names of three referees, should be submitted electronically in confidence to:

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