Continuing to Build Relationships in Government
When the Government of Alberta tabled its throne speech on March 8th, King’s President Dr. Melanie Humphreys was on the floor of the legislative chamber to hear it read by Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell.
Dr. Humphreys was invited to the opening session of the 2nd sitting of the 29th Alberta Legislature by the Honorable Minister for Advanced Education, Marlin Schmidt. During her visit she had the opportunity to meet and speak with Premier Rachel Notley, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Sarah Hoffman, House Speaker Robert Wanner, Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, and several other politicians and invited dignitaries. King’s Board Chair Bill Diepeveen was also in attendance.
Increasing the profile of The King’s University, and expanding its vision of becoming “widely known as a top Christian university” has been a high priority for President Humphreys. Building relationships within various levels of government, forming networks with community groups, and engaging with leaders from other post-secondary institutions has been essential to helping King’s achieve this vision.