Welcome to Our New Chair of the Board

Lt-Colonel John P. Murray is excited to be building on a “rich legacy” of leadership.

As of June 1, Lt-Colonel John P. Murray has been appointed the new chair of the Board of Trustees at The Salvation Army’s Booth University College in Winnipeg. An officer for 25 years, Lt-Colonel Murray is secretary for communications for the Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. He has extensive experience in the fields of public relations and development, and formerly served as communications secretary in the Programme Resources Department at International Headquarters.

“It is with pleasure that I commend Lt-Colonel Murray as the chair of the Booth University College Board of Trustees,” says Lt-Colonel (Dr.) Susan van Duinen, interim president and vice-chancellor of Booth University College. “I’ve had the privilege of working directly with John, and there are few who can match his passion and dedication to mission.”

“With its motto ‘Education for a Better World,’ Booth University College has gone from strength to strength as it has served The Salvation Army and the Winnipeg community,” notes Lt-Colonel Murray.” As we enter a new phase of development, we will be building on the rich legacy of those who paved the way. We anticipate exciting new initiatives that will expand Booth UC’s offerings.”

Lt-Colonel Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University, Toronto, and a Master of Arts in leadership from the University of Guelph, Ont. He has also completed the Harvard Kennedy School executive certificate, non-profit leadership, is an accredited APR (Canadian Public Relations Society) and holds the certified fundraising executive (CFRE) designation.


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