Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, President and Vice-Chancellor of Saint Mary’s University is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Brophy the Senior Director, Student Services at Saint Mary’s.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Mr. Brophy to Saint Mary’s and his new position,” said Dr. Summerby-Murray. “With his expansive experience, Tom is well positioned to build upon and lead our strong Student Services team.”
Brophy comes to Saint Mary’s from Brandon University where he spent the last three years as Associate Vice-President, Student Services, Enrolment Management and University Registrar. While at Brandon he led the development of Brandon’s first-ever strategic plan for student services and registrarial services, oversaw the Indigenous People’s Centre and guided the development of the Success 1 Transition Year program to improve retention rates for academically at-risk students. He was also instrumental in an initiative that successfully engaged all universities, colleges and school boards in Manitoba to commit to an Indigenous Education Blueprint to improve Indigenous student experience and academic outcomes.
Before coming to Brandon University Brophy spent 14 years working in student services at Memorial University. He holds a Master of Education degree from Memorial with a specialization in post-secondary education. He also worked for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, serving as Executive Assistant to the Minister of Finance and a Policy Advisor to the Minister of Health and Community Services
Brophy will join the University Community effective September 26th.