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Dr. Kevin Wamsley, President and Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University
 

Dr. Kevin Wamsley

Dr. Kevin Wamsley is the seventh President & Vice-Chancellor of Nipissing University. Dr. Wamsley comes to Nipissing University after completing a five-year term as Academic Vice-President & Provost at St. Francis Xavier University, and serving for one year as Interim President. Previously, he served as Professor, Associate Dean, Acting Dean, and Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies over the course of 18 years at Western University. Prior to that he was a professor and Associate Dean at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Wamsley has a keen interest in academic leadership, gleaned from a 30-year career in teaching, research, and administrative roles. Along with this scholarly background, he brings extensive leadership experience within the university and larger communities.

He has served 16 years in significant university administration roles, and has much leadership experience in academic success, curriculum development, student recruitment, retention and student relations, quality assurance reviews and reports, professional accreditation processes, faculty relations, and strategic planning.

Professor Wamsley is a graduate of Western, with both an Honors Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts, and holds a PhD from the University of Alberta.

He held a Sir Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarship during his graduate study at the University of Alberta and, in addition to his research record, he has received teaching awards at the University of Alberta, the University of Calgary, and at both the Faculty and USC Teaching Honor Roll level at Western.

Recognized as one of the world's leading Olympic Games experts and historians, Dr. Wamsley has appeared in various media publications/broadcasts nearly 1,600 times throughout his academic career, including with such news agencies as CTV, Global, CBC, BBC, CNN, New York Times, Times of London, and the Wall Street Journal.

Kevin B. Wamsley, PhD
President & Vice Chancellor
Nipissing University
North Bay, Ontario

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Nipissing University appoints Dr. Kevin Wamsley as new President and Vice-Chancellor

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After a nearly year-long search, Nipissing University has appointed Dr. Kevin Wamsley as its seventh President and Vice-Chancellor. A distinguished scholar and administrator, Dr. Wamsley is currently the Academic Vice-President & Provost of St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He will begin his five-year term at Nipissing on August 1, 2021.