To serve our members through contract negotiation and advocacy to build academic recognition through collaboration, mutual respect, and professional excellence.
ext. 3264 or 3219
Kevin Wiber, President
I have instructed at the college since October 1989. I am a qualified journeyman Automotive Service Technician, as well as a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician. In my time at the college I have instructed in both transportation college programs as well the apprenticeship programs in Automotive and Heavy equipment and I have rewritten the Automotive program on two separate occasions. I have served the faculty association on many committees over the years, including Academic council, constituency rep to the executive council and many years on the negotiating team.
In my new role, I hope to develop open communication with the college administration in order to best represent you. I will work with the executive officers and the executive council to position our association to best deal with the uncertainty that comes with changes we must deal with. Changes within the college like the new administrative structure, and outside the college like the change away from the post-secondary learning act to the Labor relations act. I envision this leadership team to be open, honest and approachable. We will make every effort to communicate with you as much as possible.
As much as it seems like a large hill to climb, I am looking forward to working with the executive and faculty in the future.
Ryan Kaupp, VP Administration
My name is Ryan Kaupp,
Prior to coming to Lethbridge College I was a heavy Duty Technician for more than 20 years. Most of my time was working with John Deere farm Equipment.
I came to the College in the fall of 1999 after retiring from the Trade. I started as an hourly instructor; moved to adjunct, then to full time. While I was new to the college, the first committee I was on was the negotiations committee. I was elected to represent the hourly, and adjunct positions. When moving to full time, I then became the Trades Representative on the negotiations committee until being elected as the VP Negotiations for three contracts. I have been involved with this committee since day one. I have also been involved with other committees; such as, Workload, Professional Standards, FPDC, and Classroom Development to mention just a few. I was also the VP Negotiations Chair for ACIFA for four years, dealing with issues Province wide with other Post-Secondary Institutions.
I currently teach Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship; as well as, Ag Heavy Equipment Technician, and parts of the Automotive Technician Apprenticeship program.
I look forward to working with the Faculty in my new role as VP Administration, as well as the rest of the Executives, and any other committee I can give assistance to.
My goal, is to try and rebuild trust with our members, as well as maintain communication and conflict resolution with Senior Administration as the needs arise.
Kerry Edwards, VP NEGOTIATIONS & weLFARE
Kerry is awesome, what more can be said?
Cheryl Meheden, VP finance
“Last year I received a 20 year service award, and after accepting this was not an error, reflected on my tenure at Lethbridge College; starting as an hourly instructor in the professional golf management program and going on to also instruct in the English as a second language, business administration, and now the school of business. Some of my longstanding friendships have come from relationships forged in those early days of ICP classes and I am happy to see most of those people still on campus.
Much has changed over time and I stand for a strong, united faculty association. My contributions as VP Finance are targeted at making LCFA a sustainable, impactful organization that works collaboratively with LC administration to develop a collective agreement that gives faculty a fair and purposeful workplace. I recognize the significant contribution faculty make each and every day for the betterment of students and the college. In the year ahead I hope to engage with more faculty members as LCFA continues to support faculty efforts to make LC our high performance workplace.“
MIKE MAYO, FACULTY RELATIONS OFFICER
Mike hails from Southern Alberta, and is proud to call Lethbridge home. He is a graduate of both Lethbridge College and the University of Lethbridge. He began his professional career with an eye on refining his skills in management, finance, and human resources. He has spent numerous years in the financial, health care, and steel industries working in management.
He is excited to work for the Lethbridge College Faculty Association, and looks forward to working with each of you. He is the proud father of two young children, and has been married for nearly 2 decades. Mike enjoys nothing more than meeting new people, exploring new cultures, and engaging in great conversations. His motto comes from Maya Angelou – “If you’re always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”