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Appointment of the 8th Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University

Appointment of the 8th Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University

Date: Wednesday, May 01, 2019
SJU Chancellor Bruce Rodrigues

The Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bruce Rodrigues as the 8th Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University, effective July 1, 2019. 


An alumnus of St. Jerome’s University, Mr. Rodrigues brings a rich and distinguished career in Catholic education in Ontario. He began as a teacher in the Waterloo Catholic District Separate School Board (WCDSB), later moving into the role of Superintendent of Schools of WCDSB. This appointment provided the foundation for the role of Associate Director of Education of WCDSB, and subsequently the Director of Education of the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).


In 2013, Mr. Rodrigues served as Chief Executive Officer of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) where he led the modernization of all aspects of the provincial assessment program and the development of a new strategic plan. His deep understanding of education in Ontario grounded his appointment as Deputy Minister of Education for the Province of Ontario from 2016-2018.


Mr. Rodrigues has remained an active supporter of St. Jerome’s University throughout the years, frequently attending University events and as a member of the worshipping community. He is also a recipient of the Chancellor John R. Sweeney Award for Catholic Leadership, recognizing his exemplary leadership rooted in the gospel values of love, truth, and justice. His dedication to education, enthusiasm for knowledge and growth, and commitment to the Catholic faith is inspiring.  We are honoured to have him as the Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University.


Mr. Rodrigues will be officially installed as the 8th Chancellor of St. Jerome’s University at the Investiture Ceremony on September 8th, 2019.