Date: October 19, 2005
Humber VP Emeritus Awarded Honorary Doctorate
TORONTO – Roy Giroux, PhD, vice-president emeritus of Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, has been awarded a doctorate degree for his contribution to the development of graduate programs in Ontario. The degree is awarded by the Board of Trustees at Central Michigan University (CMU). Giroux has developed more than 53 master’s degree cohorts that have graduated more than 1,000 students on 15 campuses in the province of Ontario. Many of the graduates have assumed leadership roles as administrative staff, faculty, deans, directors, and vice-presidents, and six have become college presidents. Many have also pursued and attained their doctorates.
“Humber is privileged to work with Dr. Giroux to provide a venue for a new CMU master’s cohort each year,” says Dr. Robert A. Gordon, president of Humber. “His work in providing a master’s program with a college focus in Ontario has contributed to a better college system.”
Giroux organized the first of these 53 cohorts while he was vice-president at St. Clair College. He then established similar programs at Sault, Cambrian and Canadore Colleges. After moving to Humber, he organized 20 cohorts for staff at Humber and other colleges. He has also implemented five doctoral programs in Community College Studies at Humber.
Following his retirement, Giroux was appointed vice-president emeritus at Humber where he is the co-ordinator and a faculty member of the Community College Leadership PhD program at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto. Giroux was recently recognized by the National Council for Staff and Organizational Development for his work. He was also honoured with a Distinguished Educator Award for his contributions in Ontario by OISE/UT.
The honorary degree will be awarded to Dr. Giroux at the CMU commencement to be held Oct. 22, 2005 in conjunction with a provincial CMU alumni homecoming.
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