Staff and Organizational Structure

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Senior Leadership

Heather Magotiaux, Vice-President Advancement and Community Engagement
(306) 966-5176
Ivan Muzychka, Associate Vice-President, Communications
(306) 966-1472
Kent Hartshorn, Executive Director, Development
(306) 966-2221
Melana Soroka, Director of Alumni Relations
(306) 966-1247
Jim Traves, Director of Finance & Trusts
(306) 966-1863
Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, Director of Aboriginal Initiatives
(306) 978-8555
Shannon Wiens, Executive Assistant & Office Manager, Office of the Vice President Advancement and Community Engagement
(306) 966-6560
Elissa Aitken, Senior Advisor, Government Relations
(306) 966-6640
Andrew Dunlop, Director, Community Engagement and Outreach
306-966-6690
Joan Greyeyes, Director, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Relations
(306) 978-8557

Administrative Team

Anne Marie Stohl, Administrative Supervisor
(306) 966-1836
Ginny Cherepacha, Team Lead, Program Support
(306) 966-1388
Erin Cook, Clerical Assistant, Managerial Support
(306) 966-8995
Cara Cowen, Clerical Assistant, Managerial Support
(306) 966-5755
Huy Dang, Clerical Assistant, Gift Processing and Accounting Assistant
(306) 966-2413
Cynthia Hiebert, Clerical Assistant, Managerial Support (term)
(306) 966-2077
Georgina Korte, Team Lead, Systems Support
(306) 966-5173
Christina MacLean, Team Lead, The Welcome Centre
(306) 966-5196
Gayla Moger, Clerical Assistant, Systems Support
(306) 966-2157
Coreen Morrison-Fritz, Team Lead, Events Support
(306) 966-5600
Jean Oakley, Team Lead, Accounting Support
(306) 966-5195
Linda Steckler (on Leave), Clerical Assistant
(306) 966-5297
Jody Wick, Clerical Assistant, Program Support
(306) 966-6036

Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations provides leadership for alumni engagement strategies, programs and services to strengthen the relationship with University of Saskatchewan alumni.  We engage our alumni through a variety of communications, events, volunteerism, affinity programs, group benefits and recognition programs.  The Alumni Relations Office serves as the corporate home for the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association, a not-for-profit agency representing over 138,000 alumni worldwide.

Melana Soroka, Director of Alumni Relations
(306) 966-1247
Kris Brown, Associate Director, Alumni Business and Partnerships
(306) 966-7636
Charlene Howard, Events Coordinator
(306) 966-2501
Shawna Jardine, Alumni Relations Coordinator, College of Engineering
(306) 966-5286
Derrick Kunz, Alumni Relations Consultant, Communications
(306) 966-1989
Verity Moore-Wright, Alumni Relations Officer, College of Medicine
(306) 966-8864
Carrie Vassilakopoulos, Events Coordinator
(306) 966-5953
Dawn Warren, Alumni Relations Consultant, Affinity Programs & Partnerships
(306) 966-4070
Margot Weiner, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
(306) 966-8674

University Communications

University Communications is responsible for enhancing and protecting our university's reputation. The goal of our team is to encourage key partners to invest their time and resources with the University of Saskatchewan so our university can become one of the most distinguished universities in Canada and the world. We accomplish this by increasing profile of the University of Saskatchewan with important audiences, as well as building and managing the U of S brand in a manner that reflects our unique positioning strategy. We work with university partners to develop and deploy strategic marketing and communications, which include: media relations, advertising, strategic plan development, online communications, public relations, internal communications (such as On Campus News) and much more.

Ivan Muzychka, Associate Vice-President, Communications
(306) 966-1472
Malary Cloke, Publications Officer, Communications
(306) 966-2213
Heather Dawson, Advancement Officer, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
(306) 966-2502
Jeff Drake, Manager, Communications Services
(306) 966-6614
Jessica Elfar, Director Alumni & Development Communications
(306) 966-8917
Kris Foster, Communications Writer
(306) 966-1806
Kira Glasscock, Communications Co-ordinator, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
(306) 966-6873
Laura Herman, Communications, College of Medicine
(306) 966-6059
Brian Kachur, Creative Services Specialist, Communications
(306) 966-4490
Colleen MacPherson, Editor, On Campus News
(306) 966-6610
Jennifer Millard, Director, College Communications
(306) 966-6204
Christy Miller (on Leave), Director, Alumni and Development Communications
(306) 966-8917
Tina Murdock, Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice-President, Communications
(306) 966-1473
Teri Parkhurst, Marketing Strategist
(306) 966-5659
Michael Robin, Research Communications Specialist
(306) 966-1425
Jennifer Robertson, Communications Officer, Institutional Planning and Assessment
(306) 966-7815
Penelope Sanz, Managing Assistant, Engaged Scholar Journal
(306) 966-2665
Andy Sargent, Communications Co-ordinator
(306) 966-2082
Erica Schindel, Communications & Marketing Specialist, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
(306) 966-2663
Jennifer Thoma, Media Relations Specialist
(306) 966-1851
Sarah Trefiak, Communications Officer, College of Law
(306) 966-1062
Lori Verishagen (on leave), Graphic Designer
966-8702
Pierre Wilkinson, Graphic Designer
(306) 966-8707

Development

Development's role is to encourage and obtain philanthropic support for the University. The office works in partnership with academic and development colleagues throughout the University to build enduring relationships not only with our community of alumni, but also with other individuals, private business, and foundations. This is accomplished through a combination of resources embedded in the colleges and units and/or support from central programs: Annual Giving, Planned Giving, Corporate Relations, Principal Giving, and Major Gifts.

Kent Hartshorn, Executive Director, Development
(306) 966-2221
Heather Braun, Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director, Development
(306) 966-8684
Megan Cantwell, Development Officer, Leadership & Class Giving
(306) 966-7426
Andy Collins, Major Gifts Officer, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition
(306) 966-7672
Bev Cooper, Associate Director, Planned Giving
(306) 966-2416
Vicki Corbin, Development Officer, Planned Giving
(306) 966-6571
Andrea Hala, Development Officer, College of Medicine
(306) 966-1786
Ashala Jacobson, Director of Development Edwards School of Business
(306) 966-7471
Chris Jacobson, Major Gifts Officer, College of Engineering
(306) 966-5391
James Perkins, Major Gifts Officer, College of Engineering
(306) 966-1884
Jan Kalinowski, Development Officer, Leadership Giving, Edwards
(306) 966-5437
Gerald (Gary) Keegan, Director of Health Sciences, Development
(306) 966-2236
Namarta Kochar, Development Officer, Leadership Giving
(306) 966-2402
Sandra Lazar, Associate Director, Annual Giving Programs
(306) 966-7910
Robin Lumsdon, Major Gifts Officer, College of Medicine
(306) 966-5763
Melissa Mann (on leave), Planned Giving Officer
(306) 966-5175
Jennifer Molloy, Director of College Development, WCVM
(306) 966-7450
Trina Mortson (term), Planned Giving Officer
(306) 966-7672
Brian Nickel, Major Gift Officer, College of Law
(306) 966-5898
Anna Pacik, Development Officer, College of Nursing
(306) 966-1399
Ashley Quick, Donor & Alumn Relations Officer, College of Education
(306) 966-8173
Colleen Rempel, Annual Giving Co-ordinator
(306) 966-2394
Stacey Schewaga, Leadership Giving & Donor Relations Officer, College of Dentistry
(306) 966-5585
Coreen Scott, Campaign Coordinator
(306) 966-7831
Gail Shivak, Associate Director, Development, Corporate Relations
(306) 966-2600
Kelsey Topola, Development Communications Coordinator
(306) 966-5297
Hamish Tulloch, Development Officer, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
(306) 966-8893
Shirley Zhou, Major Gifts Officer, Institutional Priorities
(306) 966-7517

Office of First Nations & Métis Engagement

The Office of First Nation & Metis Engagement provides leadership in promoting, developing and enhancing institutional strengths in Aboriginal outreach and engagement. Our role to is develop strategies and provide input on the attainability of the vision of the university, to develop the relationships and partnerships nessassary to support the plan and to oversee the implementation of the university’s strategies with campus partners.

Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, Director of Aboriginal Initiatives
(306) 978-8555
Robert (Bob) Badger, Cultural Coordinator, Office of First Nation and Métis Engagement
(306) 966-2924
Joan Greyeyes, Director, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Relations
(306) 978-8557
Wilna Masuskapoe, Clerical Assistant, Office of First Nation and Métis Engagement
(306) 978-8550

Community Engagement and Outreach

Office of the VP Advancement and Community Engagement

Heather Magotiaux, Vice-President Advancement and Community Engagement
(306) 966-5176
Shannon Wiens, Executive Assistant & Office Manager, Office of the Vice President Advancement and Community Engagement
(306) 966-6560
Christine Holstein, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Vice-President
(306) 966-1602

Finance and Trust

Finance & Trusts role is to provide both trust advisory services as well as all charitable gift  receipts for the University of Saskatchewan. We are responsible for recommending for Board of Governors approval   the acceptance of gifts as well as the establishment of new trusts and revisions to existing trusts as appropriate. We also provide advice to University of Saskatchewan entities on issues relating charitable gifts, ensuring compliance with the Canadian Income Tax Act and Canada Revenue Agency guidelines.

Jim Traves, Director of Finance & Trusts
(306) 966-1863
Shandi Boser, Trust, Planning and Assessment Analyst
(306) 966-7834

Advancement Services

Advancement Services role is to provide support to the alumni relations, communications, development and outreach activities of Advancement and Community Engagement and the University by the provision and management of an integrated alumni and donor relationship management system, web development and research and data services. Advancement Services is responsible for human resources support for Advancement and Community Engagement.

Mel Brockman (term), Research Analyst
(306) 966-5602
Alex Brooks, Reports Analyst
(306) 966-2436
Jody Coller, Programmer Analyst, ICT
(306) 966-5520
Rob Grosse, ICT Computer Support
(306) 966-5599
Dean Hall, Advancement Research Analyst
(306) 966-1926
Jasmine Hoover, Prospect Researcher
(306) 966-8252
Flavio Ishii, Designer/Programmer, Web Applications
(306) 966-4629
Pam Johnson, Business Analyst
(306) 966-5589
Kirk McCulloch, Computer Science Intern Student
(306) 966-8296
Katelyn Sarvas, Programmer/Analyst
(306) 966-1928
Melissa Smith (on Leave), Research Analyst
(306) 966-5602
Dustin Unger, ICT Computer Support
(306) 966-5599

Government Relations

The Senior Advisor, Government Relations facilitates communication and relationship building between the U of S and all levels of government by providing support and advice to the university’s senior leadership in their contacts with government representatives and public sector leaders, as well as coordinating interactions and providing a contact point for those in government who wish to learn more about the University of Saskatchewan and its activities.

Elissa Aitken, Senior Advisor, Government Relations
(306) 966-6640