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Background

Employment History

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Education

  • Master of Laws , Law
    Cambridge University
  • Bachelor of Laws
    University of Western Ontario
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COPLAC | Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges
www.coplac.org, 18 Oct 2014 [cached]
Peter Phillip Mercer, President, Ramapo College of New Jersey Visit blog
Biographical Sketch - Peter Mercer, President, Ramapo College of New Jersey
www.njascu.org, 10 May 2014 [cached]
Dr. Peter P. Mercer
President
Ramapo College of New Jersey
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He previously served as dean of the law school and then as vice president (administration) and general counsel at the University of Western Ontario, where he was a professor of law.
A former visiting research scholar at the University of Michigan, he has also been a faculty member at the University of Calgary, the University of Detroit and the University of Windsor. In 2005, Rotary International appointed Dr. Mercer a Paul Harris Fellow. He has received Teacher of the Year awards from the University of Calgary and the University of Western Ontario and the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers.
He has authored, co-authored and edited two books, numerous articles, book chapters and reviews. His recent publications have focused on the legal profession and professional standards as well as the unique features of higher education administration.
He earned his LLM and PhD from the University of Cambridge, and a JD from the University of Western Ontario. For sixteen years, he has also served as principal instructor in the Senior University Administrators Course held at the Banff Center, Banff Alberta each June and he is a member of the faculty of the Harvard University Seminar for New Presidents held every July.
Dr. Mercer is also immediate past chair of the New Jersey Association of State Colleges and Universities Presidents' Council. Under his leadership, the NJASCU launched the New Jersey College Promise Action Network, a resource which linked over 9,000 people who care about the nine state colleges and universities with those in a position to make these institutions a higher priority -- including the New Jersey Governor and Legislature. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the New Jersey Presidents' Council.
Nationally, Dr. Mercer is the American Association of Colleges and Universities representative to the Advisory Board of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges.
In addition to the higher education sector, Dr. Mercer's service also includes membership on the Board of Directors of the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey and the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce.
During Dr. Mercer's time at Ramapo College, the college has been increasingly regarded as a great value and a superior institution. Ramapo College has been ranked by US News and World Report as among the "Best Regional Universities in the North," by Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine as one of the "100 Best Values in Public Colleges," and by the The Princeton Review as a member of its "The Best Northeastern Colleges" list. During the same period, Ramapo College has also benefitted from implementing sound financial practices yielding a bond rating from Standard & Poor's that was recently raised from A- to A stable. In addition, the college's comprehensive capital campaign, "Further Our Promise," surpassed its $40 million goal nearly 18 months ahead of schedule.
Over the past several years, Dr. Mercer has led Ramapo College through an ambitious and transformative campus-wide building program that has resulted in the completion of the Anisfield School of Business, the Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center, the Overlook and Laurel residence halls, the Sharp Sustainability Education Center, and the Salameno Spirituality Center.
North Jersey Media Group providing local news, sports & classifieds for Northern New Jersey!
www.northjersey.com, 13 Aug 2005 [cached]
Dr. Peter Philip Mercer became Ramapo's fourth president last month.Mercer, a lawyer, is from Canada and is former dean of the law school and vice president for administration at the University of Western Ontario.He has a two-year contract with Ramapo at a salary of $240,000 a year.
OURA.ca - Ontario University Registrars' Association
www.oura.ca, 1 Jan 2008 [cached]
Presenter: Dr. Peter Mercer, President, Ramapo College
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Dr. Mercer is the fourth President of Ramapo College, which has been ranked as number one among public comprehensive colleges in the north in U.S. News & World Report. He previously served both as dean of the law school and vice president (administration) and general counsel at the University of Western Ontario, where he was a professor of law. He also served as acting vice president for external affairs at Western Ontario and acting director of development.
A former visiting research scholar at the University of Michigan, he has also been a faculty member at the University of Calgary, the University of Detroit and the University of Windsor. He has received Teacher of the Year awards at the University of Calgary and the University of Western Ontario, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers.
A published author on the legal profession and professional ethics, Dr. Mercer earned his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, an L.L.M. at the University of Cambridge and an L.L.B. at the University of Western Ontario, where he was awarded honors in English and philosophy. Recently, he was on a partial study leave serving as principal consultant to the Ontario Ministry of Finance on integrated supply chain management in the Ontario public sector.
Dr. Mercer has also served as a lead lecturer at the Banff Senior University Administrators' Centre for a number of years. He will provide conference attendees with insights on trends and leadership in the Canadian postsecondary sector.
Biography Dr. Peter Mercer, Media Newsroom, The University of Western Ontario
comms.uwo.ca, 13 Mar 2003 [cached]
Dr. Peter MercerDr. Peter Mercer has been Vice-President (Administration) and General Counsel at The University of Western Ontario since 1996.
His varied portfolio includes Finance, Human Resources, Physical Plant and Capital Planning Services and Housing and Anciallary Services.
Dr. Peter Mercer
He is also Professor of Law and previously served for 10 years as Associate Dean and then Dean of Western's Law School.
Mercer graduated as a member of the Ivan C. Rand Honour Society in Western's 1976 LL.B. class and thereafter attended Cambridge University as a Rotary Graduate Fellow, obtaining an LL.M. and PhD in Law.He also studied at the University of Michigan as a Visiting Research Scholar.Before returning to Western in 1985, he taught law at the University of Windsor, Detroit and Calgary.He is the author of two books, several articles and a number of commissioned studies.
Mercer served for ten years on the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario Foundation's Board of Directors, spending four of those years as President.He has also served on the Boards of Victoria Hospital and the London Health Sciences Centre.He has Chaired the Council of Senior Administrative Officers of Ontario and is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of CAUBO (the Canadian Association of University Business Officers) and CURIE (the Canadian Universities Reciprocal Insurance Exchange).
Mercer is a consultant on legal issues to law reform commissions, the Addiction Research Foundation, universities, school boards, the hospitality industry, private corporations and law firms.He regularly speaks at conferences and workshops and is an experienced arbitrator and mediator.Each spring at the Banff Centre, he serves as a Principal Instructor in the Senior University Administrators Course.
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