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W.T. Newnham

Dr. William T. Newnham

1923 - 2014

Dr. William T. Newnham served as Seneca’s first President from 1966 to 1984. As one of the original college presidents in Canada, Dr. Newnham helped forever change the landscape of postsecondary education in this country.

Under his leadership, Seneca expanded from a small renovated factory at Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue to campuses in Toronto and York Region with 10,000 full-time students and more than 64,000 part-time students enrolled in a variety of career-related programs.