Dr. Carl N. Still, PhD President, St. Thomas More College
Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Carl Still received degrees from the University of South Carolina and the University of Toronto, where he completed his PhD in philosophy through the Centre for Medieval Studies. He also holds a Licentiate in Medieval Studies from the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies in Toronto. Still's career began at St. Thomas More College (STM) in 1995 in the Department of Philosophy.
After serving as a faculty member and then dean of STM, Still was appointed interim President in 2018 and then named the 12th President of STM in 2019. In this role he led the creation of a new five-year strategic plan that identifies “authentic Indigenization” as a priority. Still established the position of STM Scholar on Indigenous Education to advise on the culture and curriculum of the College.
Building on work begun as dean, Still oversaw the opening of the Irene and Doug Schmeiser Centre for Faith, Reason, Peace, and Justice and secured major funding to support its programming. He signed the first unified Academic and Financial Partnership Agreement with the University of Saskatchewan. He has also represented STM in a renewed partnership with the Saskatoon Theological Union that now includes shared library leadership, academic conferences, and curricular innovation.
Dr. Still also serves as Vice-Chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada, and on the Governance Committee of Universities Canada.
Past Principals and Presidents
1936 - 1941 Fr. E. Leonard Rush, C.S.B.
1941 - 1942 Fr. Edmund J. McCorkell, C.S.B.
1942 - 1949 Fr. Henry Carr, C.S.B.
1949 - 1955 Fr. Basil Sullivan, C.S.B.
1955 - 1961 Fr. Joseph O'Donnell, C.S.B.
1961 - 1977 Fr. Peter Swan, C.S.B.
1977 - 1982 Fr. Leonard Kennedy, C.S.B.
1982 - 1989 Fr. James Hanrahan, C.S.B.
1990 - 2000 Dr. John Thompson
2000 - 2010 Fr. George T. Smith, C.S.B.
2011 - 2018 Dr. Terrence Downey