On behalf of the Booth University College Board of Trustees, Lieutenant-Colonel John Murray is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan van Duinen has been approved as President of Booth University College to June 30, 2023, with an option to renew for an additional year.
Lt-Colonel (Dr.) van Duinen comes to this position with vast leadership and education experience. As Dean of the School for Continuing Studies at Booth University College 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, helped 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.
The Booth UC Board and entire Booth UC community are delighted with this confirmation and extend a warm congratulations to Dr. Van Duinen on her appointment.