Dr. Robert Rosehart

Doctor of Education

(honoris causa) DEd

Dr. Robert Rosehart received the honorary degree, Doctor of Education on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at the 3:00 p.m. ceremony and delivered the convocation address to the graduates of Nipissing University’s concurrent Bachelor of Education program in Brantford, Ontario.

Dr. Rosehart is currently president of Wilfrid Laurier University and his commitment to university leadership spans 30 years. By the end of his current term, Dr. Rosehart will have served 23 years as a president of an Ontario university. Formerly, he was the president of Lakehead University for a total of 13 years. In 1997, Dr. Rosehart assumed the presidency of WLU. Dr. Rosehart has served as an environmental and public policy consultant to both the federal and provincial governments. He currently chairs the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre Advisory Board, is a member of the Association of Universities and Community Colleges Standing Advisory Committee on Educational Issues and Funding (SACEIF), serves as an Executive Committee member of Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc., the Waterloo region’s economic development partnership and chairs the Selection Committee for the Government of Ontario’s Amethyst Awards, which recognize Ontario’s outstanding public servants.