Dr. Hubert R. Krygsman became the third president of Redeemer University College on June 10, 2010.
The appointment to serve as Redeemer's third president marks a homecoming for Dr. Hubert R. Krygsman. Although he was born and raised in southwestern Ontario, and did graduate work on one of the most influential Canadian thinkers of his age, Dr. Krygsman had spent the last two decades of working in the American academy. A native of Aylmer, ON, Dr. Krysgman obtained a B.A. in History and Philosophy from Calvin College in 1984. He completed a M.A. in History from the University of Calgary with a thesis on the theology of George Grant. His Ph.D. is from Carleton University in Ottawa with a dissertation on "Freedom and Grace: Protestant Thought in Canada 1920-1960." Not surprisingly, his research and publication record includes a focus on modern Protestant Canadian history.
Dr. Krygsman's other main research interests have been on academic structures and curricular design. He was able to explore that area—and implement some of his findings—in his previous appointment as the Associate Provost and Director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service at Dordt College in Iowa.
Dr. Krygsman and his wife Nancy live in Hamilton, close again to their Ontario-based families. However, they will still be returning to the United States regularly—their three adult children live in Michigan and California.