Chris McGrath

Chris McGrath, VP, Student Success
Vice-President, Students and Senior Student Success Officer


As Vice-President, Students and Senior Student Success Officer, Dr. Chris McGrath leads GBC’s efforts to cultivate the conditions for an optimal end-to-end student experience, both in and out of the classroom. He provides leadership across the college to ensure that students have opportunities to develop skills and capabilities for success in their programs, careers, and communities.   

Chris leads the college’s strategic enrolment management efforts, in addition to an extensive portfolio of student-facing services and programs that promote student success, including: Domestic & International Admissions; Recruitment & Entry Advising; Scheduling, Registration, Records & Transfer Credit; Financial Aid, Scholarships & Awards; Convocation; Library & Learning Commons; Admissions & Accommodated Testing; IELTS Testing; Accessible & Inclusive Learning; Tutoring & Learning Centre; Contact Centre; Student Success Hubs; Student Life & Orientation; Career Planning & Development; Entrepreneurship; International Student Supports; Athletics & Recreation; Co-curricular Experiential Learning & Assessment; Residence & Housing; Counselling & Well-being; Student Leadership, Mentorship & Peer Programs; Integrated Advising; Student Rights & Responsibilities; Bookstores, Food Services & Copy Centres.  

Chris brings over 20 years of leadership experience in student affairs and services to his role at George Brown, in both public and private post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States. He earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts in French Studies from the University of Waterloo. With a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Vermont, he also has certificates in Human Rights Theory and Practice, and Adjudication for Administrative Tribunals from the Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Chris holds a doctorate in Higher Educational Leadership from Western University, where his scholarship focused on re-framing quality in post-secondary education as a means to advance equity and promote student success. Chris is also associate/adjunct faculty in the graduate schools of education at Central Michigan University and Royal Roads University.