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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 (, "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 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 ( "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.

Institute of Aviation

  • Corporate body
  • 1975-1993

Established in 1975, the Institute of Aviation was "born out of a need for Christian pilot training in Canada. Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) asked Dr. Robert Thompson, a member of the Canadian and American Board of that agency, to investigate the possibility of starting an aviation program at a Christian institute in Canada. After making a study of the issue he recommended that Trinity Western would be the ideal college to offer such a program
Mr. Terry Norr, a local and experienced pilot who had served with World Vision and Sudan Interior Mission in famine relief programs in Ethiopia, was recommended to head up the Institute. The Board of TWC, after consultation with MAF and Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS), the air and communication arm of Wycliffe Bible Translators, gave approval to the program.
When the first semester of aviation was offered, only a half dozen students were expected to apply. There were thirty applicants." By year four of the program enrolment was limited to 50 students.
All ground school was taught at the College as well as an introduction to airframe and engine maintenance. The flight training was originally contracted with Skyway Air Services of Langley, which provided flight instruction and aircraft used in the program.
Source: Trinity Western World - Summer Aviation Issue (1979)

In the early 1980s, the Institute undertook the purchase of several aircraft, which allowed the school to provide training using their own instructors on their own airplanes, while still maintaining a positive business relationship with Skyway. In the early 1990s the Institute moved from the Langley Airport to Abbotsford.
At its peak, the Institute owned seven aircraft - and leased two more - and employed some fifteen people, including six or seven full-time instructors, the same number of part-time instructors, two full-time office staff, and one or two part-time dispatchers.
Source: telephone conversation with Ivan Pettigrew, October 1 2005

Program Directors included Terry Norr (1975-1979); Dave Olson (1979-1980); Gary McLeod (1980-1982); Arne Olson (1982- ca. 1986) and Ivan Pettigrew (1987-1993)

In September, 1993, Trinity Western University entered into a co-operative agreement with Coastal Pacific Aviation and the University College of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, B.C.) for students who wished to combine aviation training with academic studies towards a university degree (baccalaureate) or an Associate of Arts diploma.

"Aviation subjects are taught by Coastal Pacific instructors. University academic courses are taught by professors at Trinity Western University. Students will study part time at Trinity Western University while completing two years of aviation course work at Coastal Pacific. The Aviation program credits will be transferable towards either an Associate of Arts diploma (two years of study) or a bachelor's degree (four years of study) at Trinity Western. In the latter case, [aviation courses listed in the calendar] form a special concentration in Aviation.
The Aviation program through Coastal Pacific is designed to cover the academic and flying components essential to the preparation of commercial pilots for entry-level positions in the aviation industry. The program consists of training for the commercial licence followed by advanced training, generally including the multi-engine and instrument training, but with an optional flight instructor rating. The program is rigorous and requires a high standard of academic and flight performance. Program requirements are meant to protect the applicant's investment by enhancing the professional environment in which he or she trains.
It should be noted that responsibility for ensuring the academic quality of Coastal Pacific's aviation courses rests with the University College of the Fraser Valley, not Trinity Western. Similarly, all liability exposure for this aviation program rests solely with Coastal Pacific/University College of the Fraser Valley. Trinity Western merely grants 30 sem. hrs. of transfer credit for Coastal Pacific's aviation program towards either its Associate of Arts diploma in Aviation or one of its baccalaureate degrees.
The program objective is to develop pilots who are well-trained in the manual skills required to fly an aircraft, who have a comprehensive academic background to help them understand complex aircraft systems, and who have the interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team."
Source: (accessed July 2005)

TWU Kibitzers Toastmasters Club

  • Corporate body
  • 2001-2005

The TWU Kibitzers Club was established in 2001 by Darrell Peregrym, a member of Development (later External Relations) staff. He may have served as Club President at its inception. At the time these materials were transferred to the Archives, Keela Keeping, a University Communications staff member, was serving as President.
Initially, the club was comprised primarily of Development staff, but over time personnel from other departments also joined.
The Human Resources department supported the professional development objectives of the club, and so provided some funding.
Meetings were generally held in the Board of Governors Hall, in the Reimer Student Centre.
In 2005 the club folded due to a downturn in membership.
(Sources: Email from Keela Keeping, June 2006; Telephone conversation with Maxine Henning, former member of the club, July 2007)

As of early 2008, a new club, the Trinity Toastmasters, was formed, with Deborah Bannister (Financial Services, EFCC) serving as President.
(Source: Jeff Thiessen, March 27, 2008)


  • Corporate body
  • 1962-

Alumni Relations

  • Corporate body
  • ca. 1974 -

MISSION & GOALS 1994/1995

In 1994/1995, "the mission of the TWU Alumni Department [was] to encourage the continuing professional and spiritual growth of alumni and to promote enthusiastic loyalty, goodwill, and financial support for the University.
The department [sought] to accomplish this mission by developing and maintaining a strong network of mutually beneficial relationships among alumni and with the university by providing various services, advancement programs, informative communication and a variety of fund raising opportunities."
Source: archival records

TWU Alumni and Parent Relations Department

That all Trinity Western alumni will have a profound allegiance to the University and will desire to contribute to its greater vision by giving their time, expertise, influence, and resources

To effectively communicate and connect with Trinity Western alumni and students in order to foster and develop their on-going, lifelong connection to the University.

Operating Philosophy:

  1. To profile the TWU Alumni Department to key constituencies.
  2. To cultivate meaningful relationships with alumni, and students
  3. To partner with other departments within the University and other organizations outside the University
  4. To serve alumni, and students so that they know they are appreciated and valued

Core Values:

  • Biblical Authority: The TWU Alumni Department recognizes and embraces all the Bible teaches in regard to faith, ethical commitments, and way of life, believing it to be the ultimate standard of truth and hope.
  • Teamwork: The TWU Alumni Department commits to developing and sustaining deep trust within its team and all alumni volunteers
  • Excellence: The TWU Alumni Department pursues utmost excellence in everything it does
  • Results: The TWU Alumni Department works towards specific and predetermined results for everything it is involved with


  1. Communicate: To develop strategies and communication tools that will relay current news and events, advance the brand of the University, and provide opportunities for input and advocacy on issues relating to alumni. Further, it is our desire to develop a worldwide network that will facilitate the exchange of ideas, opportunities, contacts, and life stories between the University, alumni, students, and all affected stakeholders.

    • Establish Downtown Business Meeting (4 times per year)
    • Seattle Dead Sea Scrolls Event 2006
    • California Chapter
    • Ottawa LLC Events (Sept – January)
    • Legacy Mexico Cruise (Sept 2006)
  2. Development: To develop and manage relationships with alumni and students that will be of benefit to the greater university community. Effective relationship management will result in high affinity and engagement of alumni in University initiatives to help sustain the operations and growth of the University.

    • Develop a group of committed givers (Alumni 100 - $ 1,000 per year).
    • Mission Fulfillment Survey (Academic’s, Enrollment, Development)
    • Executive Director to handle portfolio
  3. Marketing: It is our desire to be a positive university culture carrier by keeping and establishing traditions and honoring the University’s heritage. To see the value of the University experience and reputation continue to develop and expand.

    • Mentoring/Networking through established programs
    • Assisting in the promotion of the University through participating in enrollment endeavors (Fairs, trade-shows, church presentations)

Source: Document forwarded by Paul Perschon December 14, 2005

The TWU Alumni Vision (October 2006) is That all Trinity Western Alumni will have a profound allegiance to the University, and will desire to contribute to its greater vision by giving their time, expertise, influence, and resources - glorifying God in everything.
The Mission of this department is To engage the Alumni of Trinity Western with the University, and maintain lifelong relationship with the university and with each other, synergistically working together to put our thumbprint on the world.

The Alumni Relations Department reports to Ron Kuehl, Vice President for External Relations
Source: Brenda Evans, October 2006

One archival document refers to an early alumni organisation established by Benno Friesen. (no dates)
1974 Benno Friesen Director of Alumni Relations (and Stewardship Consultant)
1975-1976 Val Hawkins Director of Alumni Affairs
1975 Pillar yearbook lists Dan Nyberg as Director of Alumni Relations
1976 Pillar yearbook lists Dan Nyberg as Director of Alumni Relations and Public Relations
1979 Lloyd Makaroff Campus Pastor who did 1/2 time work with alumni
1980 Barrie Palfreyman also had other responsibilities
1981-1984 Don Balzer also had other responsibilities
1985 Ruth-Anne Unger Coordinator of Alumni Affairs
1985-1986 Joanne Knowlson Coordinator of Alumni Affairs
1986-1988 Darcy Reimer Coordinator of Alumin Affairs; Alumni Coordinator
1988-1989 Diane Denney Alumni Affairs Coordinator
originally reporting to Dir. of Enrollment Mgmt.; when Jim Cunningham moved to
Director of Development her reporting line moved with him
1989-1990 Dean Snider
1990 Loyal Makaroff? (although Arivd Olson is referred to as Alumni Director in one incoming letter)
1992-1993 Loyal Makaroff Director of Alumni Affairs
1994-1996 Peter Van Giesen Director of Alumni Relations
1998-2001 Neal Diamond (August 1998 to October 2001)
2001-2003 Brenda Evans Coordinator of Alumni Relations (continuing, since 1994 - in absence of a departmental Director, also served informally as acting director)
2003 - 2005 Paul Perschon Executive Director of Alumni Relations (until January 2006)
2006- 2010 David Swan Director of Alumni Relations (from May 2006)
2010 Jocelyn Durston, Coordinator of the TWU IMPACT Program, took on the position of interim Director in November, following Dave Swan's departure
2011 -2016 Scott Campbell ('99) Vice President, Alumni and Executive Director of the TWU Alumni Association (as of October)
2016- Brady Schlecker ('10) Executive Director, Alumni Association, Alumni

1989-1991 Brian Ratzliff first elected president of A.A. - October 1989
1993-1994 Bruce Beck
1995-1997 Steven Friebel
2000- ? Andy Kemp
ca 2010- Aaron Fedora

The Alumni Relations Department understands the importance of connecting both alumni and students to each other and to the Department. A strong focus on profiling the Department to students is seen as vital to connecting with them when they become alumni. The Student Alumni Network (SAN), which consists of five student leaders whose primary focus is to run profile events, has been developed to address this issue. The SAN works closely with the ARD to put on events like Homecoming, Powderpuff Football, the Midnight Breakfast, and the Grad Banquet among others. As well, the ARD has been working with Global Learning Connections to develop the TWU Online Community that has just recently been launched on the 12th of this month ( This allows alumni to stay better connected with each other in a unique community. (accessed December 10, 2005)

Email announcement June 2, 2006 - Parents Program moves from Alumni Relations to the Office of the Dean of Students in Student Life.

In 2014 Scott Campbell was listed as the VP of Alumni & Community Engagement.
An August 20, 2014 intercomm announcement stated that: The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) is a new office at TWU that encompasses Alumni, Annual Giving, Church Relations, Data Services, University Events, and Corporate and Community Partners.

I am writing today to let you know that Scott Campbell, the TWU Alumni Association’s Executive Director and Vice President, Alumni & Community Engagement, has been offered a challenging new role with an Abbotsford-based Christian charity. He ... will be leaving TWU at the end of January.
Scott served as the first Executive Director of the new, independent, TWU Alumni Association, and is also the first alumnus to serve as a Vice President of Alumni ... we anticipate the Alumni & Community Engagement (ACE) team will continue to provide the leadership and support required to serve the other existing constituencies and initiatives (parents, fundraising, churches and events).
Source: email from President's Office, January 4, 2016

In March 2016 the Alumni and Community Engagement (ACE) department was renamed the Alumni Office.
Source: email from Aaron Fedora, President, TWU Alumni Association

Kelly Oh joined the Alumni Office in January, 2017, to serve as new Senior Coordinator, Events & Operations.
Source: email update from the Alumni Office

Administrative Committee

  • Corporate body
  • 1974-1997

The Administrative Committee of the Board is chaired by the President and consists of the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs, Vice President Student Affairs, Vice President University Advancement, Vice President Business and Administration, Director of Finance, and Executive Assistant to the President. Representatives from TWU Student Association are invited to meet with the Administrative Committee twice each semester. The purpose of the Administrative Committee is to review the overall operation of the institution, coordinate and monitor goal setting procedures, establish a proposed institutional annual budget, review and update the committee system, and foster communication between the President and the various department heads. It is intended that the Administrative Committee meet weekly.
In September 1974 the President's Cabinet was renamed the Administrative Committee. Around 1997 the committee renamed itself the President's Cabinet.

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