Office of the President

David Docherty
David Docherty


Office of the President 
David Docherty, PhD

Welcome to Mount Royal University, where for more than 100 years, our focus has been on the success of our students.

Mount Royal is an undergraduate university focused on teaching and learning informed by scholarship. That emphasis on teaching and learning is, in fact, what drew me to this university in August 2011, when I became Mount Royal’s ninth president.

All universities take tremendous pride in the role we play in transforming young students into engaged members of society, and Mount Royal is no exception.

Mount Royal graduates, past and present, contribute to our community — people like retired General John de Chastelain, Tim Richter of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, Nicola Kozmyk from Pure Motion Dance Company and Paul Brandt, humanitarian, entertainer and now “storyteller in residence” at Mount Royal.

These students and many more represent the depth of our faculties and schools, but they are just some of our student success stories. I invite you to explore our website and discover the many ways Mount Royal University prepares students for further studies; for work; for a life that will realize a world of possibilities.

David Docherty, PhD
President
Mount Royal University