Kristin was appointed to a three-year term as chair of the Lethbridge College Board of Governors effective Feb. 10, 2017. After earning her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Lethbridge, Kristin went on to the University of Alberta, where she completed her Master of Arts in the Sociology of Law and her Bachelor of Laws. Kristin is an accredited mediator, collaborative lawyer and experienced litigator, and she has been actively involved with the Lethbridge Bar Association throughout her career. In 2016, she established her own law firm, Clarity Law, in Lethbridge.
Kristin brings an open, collaborative and energetic approach to the board and is a natural fit for this leadership role. Until her appointment at the college, Kristin served as chair of the Southern Alberta Art Gallery’s capital campaign, and was a chair of the University of Lethbridge’s Planned Giving Advisory Committee, as well as a past president of Executive Women’s International and the Lethbridge Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Passionate about teaching, Kristin is a long-time instructor of the Alberta Justice Parenting after Separation course, and a former sessional instructor and adjunct professor in the University of Lethbridge Sociology Department. Currently, Kristin volunteers her time at Lethbridge Legal Guidance and advises budding entrepreneurs at Alberta Works’ Self Employment Program. In 2014, she was honoured as the Volunteer Lawyer of the Year in Lethbridge. With a resume replete with these and similar experiences, it’s no surprise Kristin received the 2013 YWCA Woman of Distinction for business leadership award.
As the board chair, Kristin fosters and promotes the integrity of the board and a culture where the board works harmoniously for the best interests of Lethbridge College. She assures the integrity of the board through:
- leading the board in all aspects of its work
- effectively managing the affairs of the board
- representing the board to outside parties
- ensuring the board is properly organized and functions efficiently
- serving as an advocate and ambassador in achieving the college’s strategic plan
A more detailed look at Kristin’s role can be found in the position profile for the board chair.