Strategic Leadership Team

The Strategic Leadership Team provides leadership to the university under the overall guidance of the President. The Strategic Leadership Team works to:

  • Ensure that the university successfully meets its Board-approved mission and strategic direction;
  • Provide input, council and leadership for institution-level policy decisions;
  • Integrate and model the university’s values throughout the institution;
  • Enable and empower successful leadership at all levels of the university through timely and coordinated communication.      

Strategic Leadership Team members
*member of Executive Leadership Team

  • Melanie Humphreys, PhD, President *
  • Allen Verbeek, Associate Vice-President Enrolment Management and Registrar
  • Darcy Visscher, PhD, Faculty representative
  • Hank Bestman, PhD, Vice President Academic & Research *
  • Henri Van Den Berg, Students’ Association President
  • Judy Wach, Executive Assistant to the President *
  • Michael Ferber PhD, Vice President Student Life & Dean of Students *
  • Nikolas VanderKooy, Marketing and Brand Manager
  • Ralph Troschke, Vice President Finance and Operations
  • Ryan Young, Dean’s Council representative
  • Shannon Tuininga, Director of Development
  • Trina Wilson Orieux, Director of Human Resources