Ursuline Hall at Brescia University College

Principal Search

Brescia University College is in the process of recruiting the 13th Principal.  This is an exciting time in Brescia's history; a rare opportunity for an exceptional leader to guide Brescia in our second century. This page will provide information for potential candidates and the Brescia community about the search process.

All inquiries  can be directed to Boyden Canada. Please contact Jessa Chupik  or Kathy Rahme directly.

Learn more about the position


Consultation and Process

In order to develop a position profile for the incoming principal, the search committee conducted a variety of consultations with members listed below. Once the position profile is complete, the Brescia community will be asked to provide feedback.

With the assistance of Boyden Canada, and consultant's suggestions and nominations from the university community, the search committee will follow the process as outlined in the Brescia Board of Trustee's policy and make a recommendation to the Board in the Spring of 2021. The anticipated start date for Brescia's new principal is July 1st, 2021.

  • Chancellor
  • Board of Trustees
  • Cabinet
  • Senior Leadership Team
  • Chairs of the Schools
  • Executives from the Brescia University College Students' Council
  • Sister Theresa Campeau
  • Sister Noreen Allossery-Walsh
  • Selected Ambassadors for the LEAD WITH US campaign and campaign cabinet

Upcoming Virutal Consultations 

If you would prefer to have a one-on-one discussion with our search consultants, please contact Jessa Chupik or Kathy Rahme.

Staff Consultations 

  • Friday, October 30 - 12 - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 3 - 3:30 - 4.30 p.m.

If you would like to attend, please contact Jessa Chupik at jchupik@boyden.com

Faculty Consultations 

  • Friday, October 30 - 12:30 - 2 p.m.

If you would like to attend, please contact Kathy Rahme at krahme@boyden.com

Principal's Search Committee Members

Name Position Nominated
Kimberly Darling

Chair, Search Committee
Incoming Chair, Board of Trustees
Elected Trustees
Karen McKay Vice-Chair, Search Committee,
Current Chair, Board of Trustees
Elected Trustees
Sr. Eileen Schuller Elected Trustee
Ursuline Sister
Ursuline Sisters of Chatham
Gwen DuBois-Wing Board of Trustees
Community Trustee
Elected Trustees
Erin Rankin Nash Board of Trustees
Community Trustee
Elected Trustees
Sharon Rich Board of Trustees
Community Trustee
Elected Trustees
Ruth Tisdale Board of Trustees
Community Trustee
Elected Trustees
Richard Corneil Canonical Sponsor The Mother St. Anne Lachance Society
Chris Patrick BUC Alumnae Association Executive
BUC Alumnae Association Executive
 Monika Lee Professor, English
Full-time Faculty
BUC Faculty Association
Marlene Janzen Le Ber Associate Professor, Leadership Studies
Full-time Faculty
BUC Faculty Association
 Ingrid Christensen Full-time Staff
Payroll & Benefits
BUC Staff Association
Melanie Molnar Full-time Staff
Associate Registrar, Student Success
BUC Staff Association
Joshua Clark Director of Finance and Planning Senior Leadership Team
Rhea Johnson Director of Communications and External Relations Senior Leadership Team 
 Emily Petch BUC Students' Council Executive
BUCSC President
BUC Students' Council Executive

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that our campus at Brescia University College is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenausaune, Lenaapeewak, and Attawandaron peoples, all of whom have longstanding relationships to the land of Southwestern Ontario and the City of London. The First Nations communities of our local area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. And in our region, there are eleven First Nations communities, as well as a growing Indigenous urban population. Brescia University College values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations, and all of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island (also known as North America).