Office of the President

Lt-Colonel (Dr.) Susan van Duinen
President and Vice-Chancellor, Booth University College

Effective June 14, 2021, Lt-Colonel (Dr.) van Duinen comes to her new position at Booth University College with vast leadership and education experience. As Dean of the School for Continuing Studies at Booth UC from 2014-2017, she successfully used project and change management principles to bring about the formation of a solid structure for the school, and in so doing, helping to fulfil Booth UC’s mission of providing Education for a Better World. Since 2017, she has continued to teach cadets at the College for Officer Training and certificate courses in chaplaincy, management and leadership as part of the Booth UC offering. She has a Doctor of Ministry (Counselling) from Providence University College and Seminary in Winnipeg and a Master of Divinity from Tyndale University in Toronto. She is a Certified Professional Leadership Coach, has extensive experience as a presenter at national and international conferences, and is a sought-after Executive Leadership and Life Coach consultant.

Prior to her retirement from officership, Lt-Colonel van Duinen served as Divisional Commander in The Salvation Army’s former Manitoba and North West Division, the British Columbia Division and the former Ontario Central-East Division. Susan and her late husband, Dirk, were commissioned in 1978 and enjoyed various appointments over their 36 years of ministry in Canada, Germany and the former Czechoslovakia.

Contact the President

There are several ways to communicate with Booth University College’s President, Dr. Susan van Duinen:

Email her at

Call her office:
204-594-6132 or toll-free:
877-942-6684 x871

Write to her at:
Office of the President
447 Webb Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B 2P2