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Experiential and Embodied Learning Council (EELC)

  • Corporate body
  • 2013-

Experiential and Embodied Learning Council (EELC) develops and monitors the standards and best practices for experiential and embodied learning in both the curriculum and co-curriculum. In addition EELC, develops, monitors, consults on and reviews policy related to experiential and embodied learning, including pragmatic issues related to risk management; oversees curriculum and co-curriculum related to work integrated learning (Co-Ops, Internships, Practica, including TWU student employment and leadership opportunities); develops and monitors implementation of the Co-curricular Transcript; develops assessment tools, rubrics and guidelines for evaluating experiential and embodied learning and shares these with UAC, GAC, the Learning Commons and Student Life; and, develops monitoring processes for compliance with standards for experiential and embodied learning experiences within the curriculum and co-curriculum.

Library Committee

  • Corporate body

The Library Committee serves as a liaison between faculty and the University Librarian to advise the University Librarian on matters of library policy, and works to increase the utilization of library resources.

Graduation Committee

  • Corporate body

The Graduation Committee served to coordinate graduation weekend; in particular, formal pictures of the senior class, the chapel service in consultation with the campus pastor, and the Baccalaureate and Graduation Service with assistance from both the President's and Dean's offices.

Admissions Standards and Academic Probation Committee

  • Corporate body

The Admissions Standards and Academic Probation Committee served to advise on matters as foreign student enrollment, TOEFL score standards, enrollment projection procedures, admission standards and testing. In addition, the committee made decisions one the admissibility of all students with special attention to: a) students with marginal academic preparation; 2) students who are required to write Letters of Petition for re-admission. The committee also recommended and administered academic probationary regulations, and reviewed petitions from students appealing academic disqualifications.

Division Chairmen and Department Heads Committee

  • Corporate body

The Division Chairmen and Department Heads Committee acted as the long-range academic planning committee, involving establishment of priorities for curriculum development and programs, including research on the feasibility of expanding to a four-year college. In addition, the committee established measures to encourage continuous assessment and improvement of teaching, reviewed graduation requirements, determined the allocation of budgetary resources and maintained control on expenditures for each division and department, assisted in the development of the course time-table and examination schedules, and acted as an advisory body to the Academic Dean.

Registrar’s Office

  • Corporate body
  • 1961-

According to the Trinity Junior College Act of 1969, the Registrar was to be appointed by the Board of Governors, upon the recommendation of the President (section 16). Dr. Enoch E. Mattson, the first Registrar, also served as the “Dean of Education,” and was one of the first administrative officers of the college elected at the general conference of the Evangelical Free Church of America in 1961. Responsibilities of the Registrar include, but are not limited to, implementing admissions requirements, maintaining student records, preparing course and examination schedules, compiling enrolment data, and participating in graduation ceremonies at the University. Originally the Registrar was also the chief admitting officer; in this capacity, he was responsible for the preparation of the academic calendar and of promotional materials. In 1984 Admissions became a separate department responsible to the President. The Registrar was responsible to the Vice President of Enrolment Management and Marketing.

Those who have served in this position include:
Enoch E. Mattson (1962-1976)
James Geddes (1976-1978)
Connie Heinrich (Acting Registrar, 1978)
Marijke Olson (nee Leenders, 1978-1982)
Orville Lyttle (1982-1997)
Lawrence Van Beek (1997 - 2006) [Larry VanBeek]
Wendell Phillips (Acting Registrar, 2006 - 2007)
Grant McMillan (2007 - )

In August, 2006, the reporting structure of the department was changed, such that the Registrar - as well as the enrolment services area - reported to the Academic Vice President (later known as the Provost); at the same time, the position of Vice President for Enrolment Management was closed.

Enrolment Management

  • Corporate body
  • 1986 -

Enrolment Management integrates and oversees the functions of student recruitment, admissions, financial aid, and student retention efforts.
From 1986 to 1988 Dr. Guy Saffold served as the University's first Director of Enrolment Management; From 1988 to September 1995 (alternate sources list 1992), Dr. Saffold served as Vice President for University Advancement, overseeing Enrolment Management, Public Affairs, and Development. (Alternate sources record that in 1992 Saffold became Vice President of the University, and Dean of Trinity Western Seminary.) In 1989, Dr. Arvid Olson returned to TWU after a three-year absence to become Director of Enrolment Management. He served in this capacity for three years.
In 1999, Ron Kuehl was listed in the University Calendar as Vice President for Enrolment Management; in 2000 he was Vice President for Marketing and Enrolment Management, and according to the 2003/2004 calendar he served as Vice President for Enrolment Marketing and Strategic Projects.
In 2004, Jeff Suderman was appointed Vice President for Enrolment Management. (Source: email announcement from Neil Snider, August 12, 2004)
According to an update from Jeff Suderman, March 6, 2006, Corwin Koch was appointed Associate Vice President of Enrolment Management (after working as Financial Aid Director for four years) overseeing data services, enrolment marketing support, enrolment technology and service integration. Brian Kerr was appointed Director of Undergraduate Admissions (former Associate Director of Financial Aid) and Tim Shulba was appointed Enrolment Management Marketing and Communications Manager.
Suderman left Trinity in August of 2006, at which time it was announced that the position of Vice President for Enrolment Management would be closed immediately. "The admissions/recruitement functions for undergraduate, graduate and seminary and comprehensive enrolment planning will transfer to Ron Kuehl VP for External Relations effective immediately, along with the Financial Awards office." (Email from President Jonathan Raymond, August 3, 2006)

In 2006, Corwin Koch, who had been serving as interim coordinator for enrolment management, became Associate Vice President for Enrolment Management.
Marilyn Crone was serving as University Enrolment Consultant in 2008, in addition to her role as Acting Senior Vice President, Enrolment Advancement

An April 2009 email listed the following Directors:
Undergraduate (Brian Kerr)
School of Graduate Studies (Warren Ralston)
Graduate School of Theological Studies (Liisa Polkki)

On May 11, 2009, it was announced that "Dr. Todd Erickson has been appointed as Vice Provost and will provide senior leadership for marketing and enrolment management ... In his new role, Dr. Erickson will superintend the Enrolment Department, and oversee the marketing activities of the University while continuing to serve in his current leadership role in the Provost's Office."
The same message announced that Marilyn Crone would be resigning as of September 2009.

One sacrifice that affects many is to not have the heads of Enrollment Management and University Communications filled at this time. For the next one to two years, Derek Dawson will provide direct leadership to these areas of the University.
Both Brian Kerr, Executive Director of Admissions, and Laura Havercroft, Director of Admissions Sales Support, have assumed expanded roles. Laura has taken responsibility for managing our transfer student support processes and admissions events in addition to her existing responsibilities in admissions data services, admissions-related marketing, and online engagement. In addition to undergraduate admissions, Brian will assume leadership over our graduate and international (non-TWU Extension) recruiting through a newly-created role of Director of Graduate and International Recruiting.
Source: email from Interim President Bob Kuhn, July 18, 2013

In December 2016 it was announced that "Brian Kerr has been promoted to Vice President of Enrolment Management."
Source: email from Scott Fehrenbacher, Senior Vice President External Relations

External Relations

  • Corporate body
  • 1987-2008

"The Advancement Division, comprised of alumni, communications, and development, will develop significant relationshps, profile the university, and cultivate resources to fulfill the mission of Trinity Western University." Mission Statement - February 2003

From 1987 or 1988 to September 1995 (alternate sources list 1992), Guy Saffold served as Vice President for University Advancement. He was succeeded by Ron Kuehl, who was in turn succeeded in 2002 by Doris Olafsen, formerly Vice President for Development. Olafsen resigned from the position, effective May 2005.
Other department heads include:
Hilary Beard, Director of Advancement Services
Ron Hendricks, Director for the US Foundation

In 1988, this division provided oversight to Enrolment Management, Church Relations, Development, Information and Media Services (later University Communications), and Extension Ministries. (Source: an organizational chart for the Division of University Advancement, dated May 1988) At some point between 1996 and 2003, this changed. As per the mission statement, as of 2003 the following departments reported to the Advancement Division: Alumni Relations, University Communications, and Development

In the spring of 2005, Eric Poxleitner joined the division as Executive Director of Campus Planning and Projects.

In August 2005, Dr. Neil Snider sent out a campus-wide email message announcing that Ron Kuehl would be returning to TWU to serve as Vice President for External Relations: "Reporting to the President, and a member of the President's Cabinet, Ron will provide senior administrative direction for the University's fund raising, communications, alumni, and business development programs. Ron will engage in government relations activities as assigned by the President and provide senior oversight and support for the collaborative university-wide effort in brand marketing in order to achieve the University's institutional goals and objectives, maximize donor potential, and increase the overall base of support ... He will also serve as the Executive Director of the University's two foundations ... As of August, Ron has begun leading the External Relations division (formerly Advancement) ... "

In August of 2006 changes to the administrative structure of several departments were made. The position of Vice President for Enrolment Management was closed. Further, "the admissions/recruitement functions for undergraduate, graduate and seminary and comprehensive enrolment planning will transfer to Ron Kuehl VP for External Relations effective immediately, along with the Financial Awards office." (Email from President Jonathan Raymond, August 3, 2006)

Ron Kuehl, Senior VP for External Relations, resigned from this position effective August 31. 2008.
(In 2008, Marilyn Crone was serving as Acting SVP for Enrolment Advancement.)

The roles and responsibilities of External Relations were absorbed primarily by the Development Department, with some areas also going to University Communications.

In May 2009 it was announced that Marilyn Crone would be resigning in September of the same year, following the appointment of Todd Erickson to the position of Vice Provost, providing "senior leadership for marketing and enrolment management."

I’m pleased to welcome Scott Fehrenbacher, M.A., into the role of Senior Vice President, External Relations, at Trinity Western University. In addition to filling an important role on our Executive Leadership Team, he’ll be leading the MarComm, Enrollment Management, and Alumni and Community Engagement teams.
Source: email from President Kuhn, January 11, 2016

Marketing and Communications

  • Corporate body
  • 1961-

In 1961, four individuals were elected to administration positions at the planned Trinity Junior College; one of these was Perry Havens, Vice President of Business Administration. Soon after the College opened in 1962, he also took on the role of Public Relations Officer, heading up what would later become the Public Affairs Department, and later still - in 1995 - the Media and Publications Services Department. In 2002, the name of the department became University Communications. Originally, the department was responsible not only for the management of all public relations endeavours at Trinity, but also for development (fundraising), church relations, and alumni relations, all of which became separate departments in later years.

The mission of the University Communications Department is to build commitment to the University and its mission by educating key publics and by managing the university's external communication. (1997 Mission Statement) The department is responsible for working with the President's Office and Cabinet to identify and ensure that the University's communications activities are implemented and that an effective program of printed publications is developed; its staff is responsible for assisting the President's Office in developing a regular program of communication between the University and various constituencies, including all levels of government, community leaders, churches and their denominations, and other publics. University Communications manages the development and maintenance - in conjunction with Computing Services - of the Global Mediated Learning Centre and other departments, as well as the University's website. (Position Description, 2002)

The Director of University Communications reports to the Vice President for University Advancement and Marketing. (P.D. 2002)

Department heads have included Perry Havens; Robert N. Thompson (Vice President of Public Affairs, 1974-1975); Al Collins (Director of Public Affairs, ca. 1975-1977); Barrie Palfreyman (Vice President of Public Affairs, 1977-1981); Guy Saffold (Director of Public Affairs, ca. 1983-1986; Director of Enrolment Management, 1986-1988; Vice President for University Advancement, overseeing Enrolment Management, Public Affairs, and Development, 1988-1992, Vice President/Dean, Trinity Western Seminary, 1992 -?, resigned 2006); Ron Gray (1987 - ?); James Cunningham (Director of Developoment and Public Relations, ca. 1988-1990); Tim Ratzloff (1990-1992); Ron Kuehl and/or Dwight Johnson (ca. 1993 - 1995); Ron Goerz (1995 - 1997); Randy Schmidt (Director of Media and Publications Services 1997-2002; Director of University Communications 2002 - 2003); DeVonne Friesen (Acting Director of University Communications 2003; appointed Executive Director of University Communications on August 15, 2003). DeVonne resigned from this position in September of 2005. Mark Halvorson, Associate Director, served as Acting Director until Joan Van Dyck was appointed Director in February 2006. In August, 2008, with the resignation of Ron Kuehl as Vice President for External Relations, Joan Van Dyck, Director of Communications, was appointed Vice President for Communications. This position was temporarily closed in the summer of 2013, with University Communications reporting directly to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs, Derek Dawson, for one to two years.

Effective March 4, 2015, Caleb Zimmerman, Associate Director of University Communications, resigned from his position at TWU. Jennifer Watton took on the role of "Acting Director of Communications." (Email auto-reply, March 6, 2015)
In October 2015 it was announced that Amy Robertson was appointed to the position of Associate Director of Media and Public Relations, as part of the Marketing and Communications team.
In March, 2018, it was announced that James Tweedy had been appointed Executive Director of Marketing and Communications. (HR Connect, March 16)

Addendum (July, 2003): As per the department's website (http://www.twu.ca/Ucomm/Default.aspx), "University Communications exists to contribute to the University and its departments by developing effective, unifying strategic communications policies, helping develop and gain ownership for innovative communications strategies that work synergistically to build public profile, and helping produce and manage compelling communications tools and mediums/platforms (print, web, mass media, etc)." Further, "U. Comm. is mandated by the University to oversee and guide campus communications to external audiences, provide production resources for all departments including project management services and creative services, work as the University’s official purchase agent for graphic design, printing, advertising space and other production services not available on-campus, and ensure projects meet appropriate visual and grammar quality standards."

Our four priorities for the UCOMM team are: 1) providing creative services to the campus, including equipping others to do things themselves through, for example, developing templates; 2) re-creating our existing www.twu.ca website (approx. 15,000 pages) proactively instead of reactively 3) creating fresh content that captures and tells the TWU story; and 4) shaping and executing a strategy for ‘corporate/official university’ communications. UCOMM continues to maintain a governance role in our branding through, for example, our visual identity. Caleb Zimmerman leads the team members responsible for creative services and the website redesign; Jennifer Watton leads the team members charged with our content and corporate communications strategies and plans.
Source: email from President's Office July 18, 2013

Office of the Provost

  • Corporate body
  • 1962-

According to section 14 of the Trinity Junior College Act (1969), "the President and Dean of the College shall be appointed by the general conference of the Evangelical Free Church upon the recommendation of the Board of Governors of the College." The first Dean served as Registrar (see fonds 37) and Dean of Education from 1962 to 1971. In 1971, the position title became "Dean of the College." In 1978 it was revised to "Dean of Academic Affairs," and soon after that - in 1979 - the position became that of a Vice President.
The Vice President, Academic, is the senior academic leader of the University, and s/he is now appointed by the Board of Governors of the University, upon the recommendation of the President.
The Vice President is responsible to the President for all academic affairs of the University, including representing the academic interests of the University on the President's Cabinet and Administrative Council and, when called upon by the President, to the Board of Governors; preparing and presenting proposals and reports to the President, President's Cabinet, and the Board of Governors; monitoring the quality of academic programs; chairing the Undergraduate Academic Council, the Deans' Council, the Academic Policy Development Committee, and faculty business meetings, and representing the University at the AUCC Vice President's committee and the CCCU's Chief Academic Officer's meetings.
The Vice President is responsible for the recruitment, supervision, and professional development of educational leaders and faculty
Those who have served in this position include: Enoch E. Mattson (1962-1970), Leland Asa (1970-1975), Deane Downey (Acting Dean of Faculty, 1975-1977), David Twiest (Chairman of Faculty, 1977-1978), Craig Seaton (1978-1980), Ken Davis (1981-1990), Don Page (1990-2000), and Dennis Jameson (2000 - 2006)

In January of 2007 it was announced that a new position - that of Provost - had been created at TWU. According to an announcement posted online (http://www.twu.ca/news/view-specific.aspx?newsID=540) "the term 'Provost' describes a senior academic administrator. Responsible to the president and the governing board, the Provost oversees all educational affairs and activities, including research, academic and athletic personnel ... the role of Provost is now held by Dr. Dennis Jameson who has been the Chief Academic Officer. This position will ensure that [President] Raymond will be in direct communication on topics concerning academics and student life. Jameson, in charge of all university programming including varsity athletics and student life programming, will also be second in charge of the institution." Accessed February 10, 2007

Those who have served as Provost include: Dennis Jameson (2007-2011); Bob Wood, Interim Provost (2011 - April 2012) and Provost (April 2012 - )

On May 11, 2009, it was announced that "Dr. Todd Erickson has been appointed as Vice Provost and will provide senior leadership for marketing and enrolment management ... In his new role, Dr. Erickson will superintend the Enrolment Department, and oversee the marketing activities of the University while continuing to serve in his current leadership role in the Provost's Office."
On June 22, 2011, President Raymond announced that Vice Provost Erickson had accepted a position at another institution and would be leaving, after 11 years at TWU.

July 28, 2011 - I am pleased to announce that Bob Wood, Ph. D., Associate Provost, has agreed to serve as Interim Provost starting today [following the departure of Dr. Jameson.]. Dr. Wood has been with the University for 19 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and talent to the role of Interim Provost for Learning Environment & Academic Community.
Source: email from President Raymond

The Provost position reports to the President and serves as a member of both the University Finance Board and President’s Senior Leadership Team; the Provost is the chief educational program officer for the University. Responsibilities include oversight of strategies, planning, development, implementation and assessment of all educational policies and programs, including review of faculty appointments, tenure & promotion, student life personnel, academic research, and financial matters relating to Faculties, Schools, Student Life departments, Athletics, and regional campuses. The Provost is Chair of the Dean’s Council and customarily serves as the President’s proxy during times of absence. The Provost is appointed for a three-year renewable term.
Source: email from President Raymond, March 28, 2012

As of 2012, the Provost's Office was comprised of Provost Bob Wood, Vice-Provost Kevin Sawatsky, Associate Provost Sheldon Loeppky (since 2007), and Associate Provost Phil Laird. Loeppky resigned from this position in April, 2017.

On March 8, 2016, via email, Bob Wood introduced "our new Vice Provost Teaching and Learning, Dr. Catharine Penfold Navarro. Cathy began her position on March 1st ... Of her multiple responsibilities, assisting us with the implementation of the new undergraduate core will be high on her list of priorities. "
Penfold Navarro resigned in June, 2017, and Kim Franklin - former Education Dean - agreed to serve as interim Vice Provost.

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