President of Mohawk College - Paul Armstrong

Paul Armstrong

Paul Armstrong began his tenure as the 9th President of Mohawk College in July 2024.

Paul began his Mohawk College career as a student in the late 1980s. In 1992, he joined the college as a faculty member in the Department of Medical Imaging. In 2013, Mohawk College recognized Armstrong’s career success and achievements with an Alumni of Distinction Award in the Health Sciences category.

Paul was appointed Vice President Academic in 2016. Prior to being appointed President, he served as the college’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), a role he held since 2020. As COO, he played a crucial role in navigating the college through the global pandemic, one of the most challenging periods in the college’s history. Throughout the more than 30 years he has been with the college, Armstrong has developed and led many successful initiatives and partnerships that have contributed to its growth and provided significant benefits for students, employees, partners, and the communities it serves.

He led the development and implementation of the college’s current strategic plan. One of the key elements of this plan is the college’s ongoing work to advance Truth and Reconciliation and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, both of which are very important to Paul. He led the development of the college’s first Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan, and has worked closely with Indigenous college and community leaders to enable programs and services that support their communities.

Working with 15 other colleges, polytechnics and cégeps from across Canada, Armstrong helped establish Canadian Colleges for Resilient Recovery, a coalition that is working together to offer Canadians the training and skills they need to succeed in a green economy.

Paul is currently Chair of Board for Skills Ontario and a Director with Skills Canada. He is Past Chair, Board of Directors, for the Industry Education Council of Hamilton. Paul has a Master of Business Administration from Queens University and has completed the Advanced Management program from the Harvard Business School. His Mohawk College credentials include a Diploma in Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound ’89 and a Diploma in Radiological Technology ’88.