Tyndale University Announces Its 9th Chancellor

By Tyndale Communications  /  Monday, March 13, 2023

Eight pillar front entrance of the Tyndale University campus

Harriet Thornhill


Tyndale University’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce its appointment of Harriet Thornhill as its 9th Chancellor to a three-year term, effective April 4, 2023.

“On behalf of the Board of Governors and as a proud Tyndale alumnus myself, I am delighted to have Harriet serve in the role of Chancellor,” said Board Chair Ross Clark. “Demonstrated through her extraordinary leadership, Harriet embodies what we hope for students, who will go out and live lives with passion and purpose, engaging societal issues and making an impact in the lives of those around them.”

Harriet is a values-based business leader with extensive leadership and business experience with RBC Royal Bank. In addition to an exceptional and distinguished career that has taken her throughout Quebec, Ontario and the Caribbean, Harriet has tirelessly coached, mentored and served others. Always an ambassador for growing the next generation of talent, Harriet has inspired and supported thousands of individuals to achieve their goals and dreams. As a community champion known for her leadership and passion for diversity and inclusion and development, she has served on several not-for-profit boards and advisory councils, has received numerous awards including being named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Canadians in 2022, and was honored to act as a Torchbearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

“Education is essential for personal development, economic growth and social development, “ says Harriet.

“I am honoured and pleased to support Tyndale University’s distinctive approach to education, that cares for and develops the whole person. With 128 years of history, Tyndale’s alumni are doing impressive things around the world and I look forward to furthering the university’s work as Chancellor.”

— Harriet Thornhill

Tyndale University’s Chancellor is a person of Christian faith and distinction with a record of demonstrated excellence in their chosen field and in service to the community. The Chancellor is an individual whose reputation and experience will assist the President and Chair of the Board of Governors in developing and maintaining strategic relationships for Tyndale University locally, nationally and internationally to enhance the University’s profile, recognition and reputation.

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About Tyndale University

Tyndale University is a multidenominational Christian university, legislated by the province of Ontario. Tyndale University’s undergraduate education, rooted in the humanities, arts and sciences, seeks to deepen knowledge, cultivate wisdom and develop character. It provides undergraduate degree programs that prepare students for professional vocations and postgraduate studies. Tyndale Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. The Seminary provides comprehensive theological education and one of the largest selections of specializations in theological schools in North America. Founded in 1894, Tyndale presently has over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds. Tyndale is located in North Toronto on a beautiful 56-acre campus.


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