Meet the Staff

Lisa Neufeld, Executive Assistant to the President

Phone: (403) 329-2201
Fax: (403) 329-2097
Email: lisa.neufeld@uleth.ca

The Executive Assistant to the President is responsible for planning and coordinating the President’s itineraries, conferences, travel and special events. She provides administrative assistance for day-to-day functions of the Office of the President, working closely with the President, Director-Office of the President, University Secretariat and the Director of Government Relations.


Mike Whipple, Director - Office of the President

Phone: (403) 329-2203
Fax: (403) 329-2097
Email: mike.whipple@uleth.ca

The Director - Office of the President plays a central role in the oversight and stewardship of the University’s strategic plan and a leadership role in the facilitation of initiatives identified by the senior executive team. The position has the responsibility to ensuring the President is well informed on matters and for providing advice and support to the President and other members of the senior executive team.


Jodie Gallais, Director, University Secretariat

Phone: (403) 329-2010
Fax: (403) 329-2097
Email: jodie.gallais@uleth.ca

The Director, University Secretariat advises the President, Chair of the Board of Governors, members of General Faculties Council and the Board on all governance matters. The position manages all meeting matters and supervises the support staff in the Office of the President.


Vicki Grisack, Records Administrator

Phone: (403) 382-7117
Fax: (403) 329-2097
Email: victoria.grisack@uleth.ca

The Records Support position within the Office of the President is responsible for all records and retention issues such as sorting, classifying, coding, filing and retrieving. This position works as part of the University Secretariat team, and provides support in all governance matters as well as provides reception duties to the Office of the President.


Sheena Olson, Governance Officer

Phone: (403) 329-2482
Fax: (403) 329-2097
Email: sheena.olson@uleth.ca

The Governance Officer assists the Board Chair and the Chancellor and helps manage the Board of Governors, the Senate, and all Board and Senate meeting matters. This position works as part of the University Secretariat team, and provides support in all governance matters.


Leroy Little Bear, Special Assistant to the President
Professor, Native American Studies and Honorary Degree Recipient (2004)

Phone: (403) 329-2636
Fax: (403) 380-1855
Email: littlebear@uleth.ca

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Little Bear works with the Senior Advisor, Senior Administration, and across institutional portfolios to advance aboriginal initiatives at the university.