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New Grande Prairie Regional College board chair

Long-time resident and Grande Prairie lawyer Natalia Reiman is the new board chair of Grande Prairie Regional College.

The government appointed Reiman as the new chair of the college’s Board of Governors after an extensive and open recruitment competition.

Raised on a farm near Grande Prairie, Reiman is an advocate for higher education and community service. She has served on the board as a public member since 2014 and chairs the audit committee.

“The Grande Prairie Regional College Board of Governors is composed of diverse and talented people with a range of perspectives. I am confident the board will continue to be a highly effective proponent of governance and help the college grow and meet the needs of Alberta’s students.”

Marlin Schmidt, Minister of Advanced Education

Reiman will also be joined by two new public members, Mary Ann Eckstrom and Eunice Friesen. The chair and the two newly appointed board members will serve until 2020. Post-secondary boards play an essential role in providing leadership and representing the interests of Albertans. They are responsible for guiding the future of the institution and are accountable for ensuring public funds are used effectively and appropriately.

Backgrounder: biography

  • Natalia Reiman was raised on a farm near Wanham.
  • She owns a legal practice in Grande Prairie which specializes in family law.
  • She is an active member of the local community and volunteered her time with the Rainbow Society of Alberta and Grande Prairie Legal Guidance.
  • Previously, she was a director of finance and executive board member with Alpha Phi and the treasurer of the Grande Prairie Bar Association.
  • Reiman earned a golf scholarship to the University of Montevallo where she started her degree.
  • She earned a golf and academic scholarship to the Florida Institute of Technology where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology (Magna Cum Laude).
  • She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Law degree. 

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