On November 21, 2019, at its Global Forum on International Admissions and Guidance in Bilbao, Spain, the Council of International Schools (CIS) honoured Bishop’s University’s Director of Student Recruitment and Retention Dan Seneker for his high level of service and leadership by presenting him with the 2019 T. Michael Maybury Award.
The CIS citation described Mr. Seneker as “An innovator and a person that has demonstrated his deep commitment to putting students first. In support of its decision to present Mr Seneker this award, the CIS cited a testimonial that the Bishop’s Director of Recruitment and Retention “embodies the attributes of someone who understands the importance of internationalism, as well as connecting students from across cultures regardless of whether they are coming from halfway around the world, or (…) local indigenous communities.” Another testimony noted that Mr. Seneker “always has time for individual students. (…) always has time to help walk the student through the decision-making process. (…) goes out of his way to personally connect with them and be available for further guidance.”
T. Michael Maybury was a former Executive Director of CIS, the award commemorates a lifetime of achievement in service of promoting international education. Mr. Seneker is the second Canadian recipient of this Award, he was preceded in this regard by Karen McKellin, of the University of British Columbia in 2009.