Redeemer University College today announced that — by mutual agreement between the Board of Governors and President Hubert R. Krygsman — President Krygsman will step down from the office of President of Redeemer University College, effective October 31, 2016.
This decision comes after several years in which Redeemer has experienced significant challenges in enrolment and operating budget, and in the broader post-secondary landscape and cultural environment. For more about these challenges and Redeemer’s response, please read “I Heard Redeemer is in Trouble“, published in the fall edition of our magazine Tangents.
“Redeemer is grateful for the progress made under President Krygsman’s leadership,” said Karl J. Veldkamp, Chair of the Board of Governors. “He has helped preserve Redeemer’s mission and helped improve Redeemer’s financial position, program initiatives, and infrastructure despite turbulent times. We believe that these changes will continue to benefit Redeemer in the years to come.”
“It has been a privilege to serve Redeemer’s Board and community,” said President Krygsman. “I remain passionate and confident about Redeemer’s mission and vision for Christian university learning from a Reformed perspective, but I believe that it is time for new leadership to take the next steps to meet our challenges and advance Redeemer’s mission.”
In the coming months Redeemer’s Board and President will work toward an orderly transition as the Board launches its searches for a new President.
“Redeemer’s Board is strongly committed to Redeemer’s mission and vision,” said Veldkamp. “We look forward to working with members of the Redeemer community to appoint new leadership and to ensure that Redeemer continues to serve and strengthen our community for many years to come.”
Beth Van Lingen
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Redeemer University College is a Christian undergraduate university in Hamilton, ON. Students can earn a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Education degree in one of 25 programs. Redeemer is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). We are an interdenominational institution with students representing more than 50 different denominations. Our mission statement is based on the Reformed Christian tradition.