St. Mary’s names former Superintendent of Calgary Catholic School District Gary Strother new chair of St. Mary’s University Board of Governors, effect January 1, 2020.

Gary Strother, Chair

St. Mary’s University is pleased to announce the appointments of Gary Strother as Chair of the St. Mary’s Board of Governors and Dr. Michelle Gagnon as Vice Chair, effective January 1, 2020.

An experienced leader in the education sector, Mr. Strother is currently the Superintendent for the Calgary Catholic School District, having served in this capacity for the past eight years while being with the Calgary Catholic School District since 1993.

Michelle Gagnon, Vice-Chair

Dr. Gagnon, President and CEO of the Palix Foundation, has been a member of the St. Mary’s Board of Governors since 2015 and is the current Chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee. Dr. Gagnon is active in the community as a member of boards and committees for local, national and international organizations and is recognized opinion leader with expertise in population health, and the health and well-being of children and families.

St. Mary’s University is an innovative teaching and research university that provides affordable, accredited and highly valued degrees in the liberal arts, sciences and education. The campus is located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief.