Foundation Leadership

Foundation Leadership

Mount Royal is privileged to count many of Calgary's prominent leaders among our staunchest supporters, engaged in a variety of ways, including the Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of Governors.

Mount Royal University Foundation

The Foundation plays a pivotal role in support of Mount Royal's vision of creating exceptional learning experiences for a world of possibilities. We are proud to advance this vision by cultivating long-term and inspired relationships with the community and raising funds for the university's priorities: from more scholarships and bursaries for students to innovative programs and initiatives and state-of-the-art campus spaces.

Thank you for your enduring interest in our shared success.

Foundation Board of Directors

Chair Rory Tyler
Senior Client Partner
Korn Ferry
Vice-Chair Kim Berjian Community Volunteer and MRU Alumna
Claire Buffone-Blair
Key Accounts, Canada West - Medical Division 
The Green Organic Dutchman
Sippy Chhina Partner
Vivian Kolias Lougheed
Legal Counsel
Appeals Commission for Alberta Workers' Compensation
Sharon Martens

Interior Designer
Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd

Patti O'Connor Community Volunteer
Kent Parlee Financial Planner
RBC Mutual Funds Inc.
Tim Rahilly
Mount Royal University
Daniel Russell
Community Volunteer

Lindsay Skabar

Founder & Chief Marketing Officer
Bode Canada
Keri Smith

Vice President Operations

Tim Sprung

Vice President/Director International Sales
Sprung Instant Structures Ltd.

Tania Willumsen Community Volunteer

Foundation Leadership

Terry Kellam Executive Director of Development
Rebecca Bowman Director, Advancement Services & Annual Giving