About the Council of Post-secondary Presidents of Alberta

What is COPPOA?

The Council of Post-secondary Presidents of Alberta is an organization comprised of the presidents of Alberta’s 26 post-secondary institutions. Meeting regularly to discuss common concerns and respond collectively to shared opportunities, COPPOA provides a venue for Alberta’s post-secondary leaders to build and strengthen research and teaching partnerships across the province to the benefit of their respective students and communities as well as the province as a whole.

Alberta’s post-secondary education system is a critical engine for job creation and the economic and social prosperity of the province. Alberta’s 26 universities, colleges, and polytechnics produce innovators and leaders, individuals with the knowledge and skill to ensure the continued success of Alberta’s key sectors – such as agriculture, energy, and health. We prepare the next generation of employees and entrepreneurs – and fuel the industries of the future.

For more than a century, COPPOA’s member institutions have shaped Alberta’s cultural and social development. We feed the optimism, entrepreneurship, and ambition of all Albertans in every corner of the province, and provide the learning and training they need to realize their potential, achieve their goals, and contribute to the well-being of their communities.

Leadership

 
President of COPPOA
  • Dr. Neil Fassina, Athabasca University
Executive
  • Janice Price, Banff Centre
  • Dr. Tim Loreman, Concordia University of Edmonton
  • Dr. Deborah Saucier, MacEwan University
  • Dr. Jodi Abbott, NorQuest College
  • Dr. David Ross, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Dr. David Turpin, University of Alberta

Members

 
Comprehensive Academic and Research Universities
  • Dr. Neil Fassina, Athabasca University
  • Dr. David Turpin, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Ed McCauley, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Mike Mahon, University of Lethbridge
Undergraduate Universities
  • Dr. Daniel Doz, Alberta University of the Arts
  • Dr. Deborah Saucier, MacEwan University
  • Dr. Tim Rahilly, Mount Royal University
Comprehensive Community Colleges
  • Laura Jo Gunter, Bow Valley College
  • Don Gnatiuk, Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Dr. Trent Keough, Keyano College
  • Alice Wainwright-Stewart, Lakeland College
  • Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College
  • Kevin Shufflebotham, Medicine Hat College
  • Dr. Jodi Abbott, NorQuest College
  • Ann Everatt, Northern Lakes College
  • Stuart Cullum, Olds College
  • Nancy Broadbent (Interim), Portage College
  • Joel Ward, Red Deer College
Polytechnic Institutions
  • Dr. Glenn Feltham, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Dr. David Ross, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Specialized Arts and Cultural Institutions
  • Janice Price, Banff Centre
Independent Academic Institutions
  • Dr. Gordon Smith, Ambrose University
  • Dr. Loren Agrey, Burman University
  • Dr. Tim Loreman, Concordia University
  • Dr. Melanie Humphreys, The King’s University
  • Dr. Gerry Turcotte, St. Mary’s University