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Queen’s community remembers Professor Emeritus Andrew Graham

Andrew GrahamThe Queen’s community is remembering Professor Emeritus Andrew Graham, a long-time adjunct professor in the School of Policy Studies, who died April 18.

At Queen’s, Professor Graham, or ‘Andy’ as he was known to his students, was a cornerstone of the Master of Public Administration and Professional Master of Public Administration program, designing and delivering courses on leadership, financial management, policy implementation, risk management, and police governance.

Professor Graham also authored a number of books, including Canada’s leading textbook on managing public money, Canadian Public Sector Financial Management

Before arriving at Queen’s Graham had a distinguished career in the public sector, serving as an Assistant Deputy Minister for 14 years in the federal government with over 30 years of overall service. His career included stints as the Warden of Kingston Penitentiary and as Senior Deputy Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada.

He also served as the President of the Professional Association of Public Executives (APEX) and as a member of the editorial board for the Canadian Public Administration Journal.

“Andy was a leader within our school and our community for over 20 years,” says Warren Mabee, Director of the School of Policy Studies. “He drove the development of the Professional Master of Public Administration program and was an enthusiastic instructor within this program. He mentored generations of both students and faculty in the areas of governance and public administration, and was a huge support to his colleagues. He will be missed by us all.”

Upon his retirement from active teaching this past February, Graham was named Professor Emeritus and made a Matthews Fellow within the School of Policy Studies.    

Flags on campus will be lowered in his memory on Monday, April 25.

In lieu of flowers, his family has asked that donations be directed to the St. Lawrence District Medical Centre.