College of the Rockies Board Announces New Faculty and Student Representatives

College of the Rockies Board Announces New Faculty and Student Representatives

submitted: Monday, October 07, 2013

The Board of Governors of College of the Rockies is pleased to announce the election of three new members on October 1: Faculty Representative Dr. Betty Mosher of Cranbrook by acclamation for a three-year term; and students Luis Rodriquez and Serena Petrushevsky elected by the students of College of the Rockies for a one-year term.

David Handy, Chair of the College Board of Governors expressed his thanks to outgoing Faculty representative Grant Unger and student representatives Kellan Ward and Katie Hamar for their terms of service.

New College of the Rockies Board representatives

New College Board representatives Serena Petrushevsky, Dr. Betty Mosher and Luiz Rodriguez

Dr. Betty Mosher is a Biology instructor in University Studies teaching in the Bachelor of Nursing Science and Kinesiology programs at the Cranbrook campus. She has lived in the Cranbrook area for twenty two years and has taught at the College since 1987. Betty received her BA in Biology from Boston University, her Masters of Science in Biology from State University of New York and her PhD in Biological Sciences from Simon Fraser University. After completing her degrees she worked in ecological consulting within the Kootenay region before joining the College full time.  Betty has served on many College and Faculty committees and is involved extensively with both the biology and health educators’ articulation groups. She is currently the College liaison to Mainstream Environmental Society and the Stewardship Committee of the Kootenay Conservation program.

Luiz Rodriguez is an International student originally from Mexico and is in his second year of the College’s Tourism and Recreation Management program. An active member of the College community, Luis works for the International Department as International Student Activity Assistant and was elected to the Student Association as Director at Large for 2013/14.  Before coming to Canada, Luis completed a Bachelor degree in Economics and International Business. In his leisure time he enjoys sports, outdoor activities and cars.

Serena Petrushevsky was born and raised in Cranbrook. She is in her second year of University Studies at the College. After completing both the Practical Herbalist program and a geology course at COTR, Serena was inspired to begin working toward a degree in electrical engineering.   Having a strong passion for volunteer work, Serena hopes to make a positive impact at the College.  In addition to her role on the Board, Serena will fill the position of Communications Director with the Students’ Association.

President and CEO David Walls said, “I’m pleased to welcome Betty, Luis and Serena to the College’s Board of Governors and congratulate them on their elections to the Board.”

Joining Betty, Luis and Serena on the 2013/2014 Board of Governors are previously appointed members: Chair David Handy, Vice-Chair Ken Hoeppner, Orest Federko, Jim Abbott, Glen Campbell, Rob Ondrik, Doris Penner, Gloria Perry, Joseph Pierre and Richard Reinders; COTR Education Council Chair Jim Bailey; and COTR previously elected member Colhane Martyniuk, CUPE representative.

For more information contact:

Darryl Schmidt

External Communications Director

College of the Rockies

Phone: 250-489-2751 ext. 3343



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