Melanie Humphreys biography
Chair of Universities Canada’s Education Committee
Dr. Melanie Humphreys is in her eighth year as president and CEO of The King’s University. Dr. Humphreys has been a catalyst for change. Under her leadership, the University has achieved the founding of the Leder School of Business, an institutional name change, and the creation of Shared Vision 2020, a strategic plan with the vision of becoming widely known as a Christian university serving to build a more humane, just, and sustainable world.
A Canadian, Dr. Humphreys spent much of her professional career prior to her current role outside of Canada. She served as a Dean and adjunct faculty member at Wheaton College in Illinois. Prior to her time in the USA, she served ten years as vice president of student life and dean of students at LCC International University, a liberal arts university in Lithuania, Eastern Europe. Dr. Humphreys holds a Ph.D. in higher education from Azusa Pacific University in California and her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Trinity Western University in British Columbia. While completing her doctorate, she taught in Azusa Pacific’s Masters of Global Leadership program teaching in Brazil, Chile, Ethiopia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Dr. Humphreys is a member of the Council of Post-Secondary Presidents of Alberta, serves on the Education Committee and Women’s Leadership Advisory Committee to Universities Canada, and is a Trustee for Los Angeles Pacific University.