New director of leadership masters program and other TWU appointments

Langley, B.C.—Trinity Western University has recently announced four new appointments. The first appointment is Stan Remple, PhD, named Director of the Master of Arts in Leadership program. Remple has served as Associate Director of the Leadership Master’s program since 1998. Prior to coming to TWU, Remple was President and Principal of SKR Management Consulting. His governmental experience includes serving as Deputy Minister of Alberta Family and Social Services, Assistant Deputy Ministry with the B.C. Ministry of Health, and Director and Senior Analyst for the Treasury Board of B.C.

TWU's second appointment is Bill Acton, PhD, named interim Dean of Graduate Studies. Acton served as Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) since April, 2003. Prior to coming to TWU, Acton taught at Michigan State University, the University of Houston, and the Nagoya University of Commerce and Business Administration in Japan, where he also served as a vice dean. In addition to his academic employment, he worked for four years as a Russian interpreter for the United States Air Force.

TWU’s third appointment is Sylvia Nickel, CMA, named Manager of Treasury Services. Nickel, had been Manager of Disbursements and Insurance since joining TWU in 2002. Prior to employment at TWU, Nickel her professional experience in both higher education and in the oil/gas industry.

TWU's forth recent appointment is Lori Toews Friesen, CGA, named Manager of Disbursements and Insurance. Prior to joining TWU, Friesen worked for MB Mission and Services International as Director of Finance.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 13 other graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2015-07-20
Author: Keela Keeping