Lynne Paradis, a long-time Red Deer educator, has been appointed to the University of Alberta Board of Governors.
Paradis, 62, will serve a three-year term in the volunteer position. Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmid made the appointment.
Paradis currently serves as the Superintendent of Schools for Suzuki Public Charter School. in 2012 she retired after a 34-year career as a school administrator and a member of the systems leadership team for Red Deer Catholic Schools.
She holds a Doctor of Education, specializing in curriculum, from the University of Alberta and a Master of Education degree in leadership form the University of British Columbia.
She has served on many local and provincial boards including the Central Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium, Council of Alberta Teaching Standards, Alberta Assessment Consortium, and the Red Deer College Alumni Association.
Paradis, who describes herself as a proud Central Alberta community supporter and citizen of Red Deer for 38 years, said she was at an orientation meeting on Monday, and is excited about the appointment. Besides serving on the main board, she’s also going to serve on the Learning and Research Committee. There are 21 people on the board.
She said led a Central Alberta group of community educators and champions over the past eight years to influence the U of A to provide graduate leadership degree programs in Red Deer, to support local needs and assist citizens who wanted graduate degrees but could not travel to Edmonton.