Our Leadership

Our Leadership

    Crandall University was founded in 1949 by the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC) which continues to support the University and to elect and ratify appointments to its Board of Governors. The University is responsible to provide quality education for the leaders of tomorrow.

    Crandall University, as a corporation, is led by a Board of Governors elected annually from among the supporters of the University.

    The Senate of Crandall University determines all academic standards and is comprised of the President of Crandall University, the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, members of faculty, and the Academic Deans, plus representatives of the student body, the alumni, the Board of Governors, and the CBAC.

    Message From the President

    Bruce G. Fawcett, Ph.D.Welcome to Crandall University! I attended Crandall in the 1980s and my time at Crandall shaped me and prepared me for a life of service.

    At many of the larger universities in Canada, undergraduate classrooms are filled with hundreds of students. At Crandall most of our second, third, and fourth year classes have fewer than 20 students. This means that your professors will know your name and be better able to coach and guide you through your years of study.

    We’ve worked hard to recruit excellent professors. Our instructors have earned advanced degrees at some of the world’s most prestigious research universities: from Notre Dame, Columbia and Harvard in the US, to Toronto, UBC, McMaster, Western, and Queens in Canada, and a variety of British universities. Our professors have traveled and lectured widely. They have published extensively, and have worked in some pretty exciting roles prior to joining our team.

    Crandall’s mission is to “transform lives through quality university education firmly rooted in the Christian faith.” We’ve been able to achieve this mission largely as a result of our ability to attract highly qualified Christian faculty and staff. They are fantastic and you will love them!

    I hope that you will contact our Admissions Office and set up a date to visit our beautiful campus. I’m confident you’ll be impressed by the quality educational experience we offer. I look forward to meeting you!

    Bruce Fawcett, Ph.D.
    President and Vice-Chancellor
    Professor of Leadership and Religious Studies

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    President's Council

    Bruce G. Fawcett, Ph.D.

    President and Vice-Chancellor / Professor of Leadership and Religious Studies

    Read Bruce's bio

    Heather Burke, CPA, CA

    Vice-President for Administration and Finance

    Contact Heather

    Robert Knowles, D.Min.

    Vice-President for Advancement & Part-time Lecturer of Organizational Management

    Contact Robert

    Jon Ohlhauser, Ph.D.

    Provost & VP for Academic Affairs, Part-time Lecturer of Communication Studies

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    Board of Governors 2019-2020

    Dr. Moses Adekola
    New Glasgow, NS

    Ms. Megan Atkinson
    West Brook, NS

    Mr. Jeff Burlock
    Maxwell, NB

    Mr. Graeme Ching
    Moncton, NB

    Ms. Colleen Cole
    Porter’s Lake, NS

    Ms. Sheila Cummings
    Perth-Andover, NB

    Rev. Dr. Roger Graham
    Saint John, NB

    Mr. Gary House
    Gander, NL

    Mr. Todd Jones
    Port Williams, NS

    Mr. Lorne MacDowell
    St. George’s Channel, NS

    Ms. Jennifer Robertson
    Souris, PE

    Mr. Darren Smith
    Alberton, PE

    Dr. John Stewart
    Fredericton, NB

    Mr. Stephen Stultz
    Ammon, NB

    Dr. Allison Trites
    Wolfville, NS


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    Senate 2019-2020


    Dr. Bruce Fawcett
    President & Vice Chancellor (Chair)

    Dr. Jon Ohlhauser
    Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs (Vice Chair)

    Dr. Christopher Buschhaus
    Faculty Representative

    Dr. Correen Bodner
    Faculty Representative

    Dr. Wendy Bokhorst-Heng
    Faculty Representative

    Dr. Keith Grant
    Faculty Representative

    Mr. Robert MacDonald
    Faculty Representative

    Dr. Ted Newell
    Faculty Representative

    Dr. Sam Reimer
    Faculty Representative

    Dr. John Stackhouse
    Faculty Representative

    Ms. Megan Atkinson
    Crandall Student Association President

    Ms. Autumn Tremere
    Alumni Representative

    Dr. John Stewart
    Representative of the Board of Governors

    Rev. Dr. Roger Graham
    Representative of the Board of Governors

    Mr. Ron Cummings
    Representative of the CBAC


    Dr. Dannie Brown
    Dean of International Academic Programs

    Mr. Ivan Douthwright

    Dr. Roger Russell
    Dean of Professional Programs

    Ms. Marybeth LeBouthillier
    Registrar & Secretary of Senate

    Ms. Jolene MacDonald
    Recording Secretary

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