Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

President's Leadership Team

TRU is a public post-secondary institution, funded by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology. The University Act legislates the leadership of the university, including the powers, duties and offices of the president. The president holds the offices of vice-chancellor, member of the Board of Governors and chair of the Senate (see Governance).

Dr. Alan Shaver, President and Vice-Chancellor of TRU

The Office of the President & Vice-Chancellor

Dr. Alan Shaver, President and Vice-Chancellor

The President and Vice-Chancellor is the chief executive officer, responsible to the Board of Governors and Senate for the supervision of TRU’s administrative and academic work. Advising and reporting to the President are the Provost and Vice-President Academic, the Vice-President Administration and Finance, the Vice President Advancement, the Associate Vice-President Marketing and Communications, and the Executive Director Aboriginal Education.

President's Leadership Team

Provost & Vice-President Academic

Dr. Christine Bovis-Cnossen, Provost and VP Academic, provides leadership for TRU’s academic operations, including teaching and learning, research, and students.

Vice-President Administration & Finance

Matt Milovick, VP Administration and Finance, provides leadership for TRU’s administrative operations, including services, resources, and reporting.

Vice-President Advancement

The VP Advancement provides leadership for TRU’s Foundation, alumni, and development operations.

Associate Vice-President, Marketing & Communications

Lucille Gnanasihamany, AVP Marketing and Communications, provides leadership for TRU’s marketing and communications initiatives and services.

Executive Director, Aboriginal Education

Paul Michel, Executive Director, Aboriginal Education, is responsible for campus-wide implementation and quality enhancement of Aboriginal Education at TRU.

General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

John Sparks, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, provides leadership in all matters with legal implications for the University.