KPU's Community Impact Awards Selection Panel

Context and Purpose: KPU’s Community Impact Awards 

Intent: To recognize individuals and organizations who are strong partners of KPU and making a difference in regional communities of relevance to KPU.  The KPU Community Impact Awards Selection Panel reviews submissions and decides, annually, on an award finalist.


  • Provost and Vice-President, Academic; or designate
  • Vice President, External Affairs; or designate 
  • 2 Faculty members with community expertise
  • 2 Deans or Associate Deans
  • 1 Alumni member
  • Community Member from The President’s Community Advisory Committee (or similar)

Membership Term: With the exception of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic (or designate) and Vice President, External Affairs (or designate), each membership term is two years.  Appointments may be renewed for one two-year term.    

The members for the 2024-2026 Selection panel:

  • Nancy Armitage, Executive Director, KPU Alumni Association/Manager, Alumni Affairs [Academic designate]
  • Kim McGill, Manager, Community Engagement and Major Events [Academic designate ]
  • Aimee Begalka, Dean, Faculty of Academic & Career Preparation ​[Dean or Associate Dean]
  • Jeff Dyck, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science ​[Dean or Associate Dean]
  • John Grant, Applied Communications (faculty) [Faculty member]
  • Larissa Petrillo, Lead Advisor, Work-Integrated Learning, Office of the Provost and VP Academic. Faculty, Department of Anthropology [Faculty member]
  • Britnee Brow, Mentoring Coordinator at Big Brother Big Sisters of Langley [Community member]
  • Lenya Wilks, Director, Partnerships and Stakeholder Engagement at DIVERSEcity [Community member]

Special Thanks to our Previous Members:

  • David Burns [Provost and Vice-President, Academic designate]
  • Randall Heidt [Vice President External Affairs]
  • Chris Thornley, President/Creative Director at Thornley Creative [Community member]
  • Amanda Smith-Weston, Amanda served as the Vice Chair of the KPU Alumni Association [Alumni member]

If you would like to be considered as a community member of the Selection Panel, please email: