Office of the President

2-24 South Academic Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada  T6G 2G7

Telephone: 780-492-3212

How to find us

The Office of the President is located on the second floor of the South Academic Building (SAB). The South Academic Building is located between the Administration Building and the Dentistry/Pharmacy Building, across the street from St. Joseph's College, north of the 114th Street and 87th Avenue intersection.

Nearest parking areas to the South Academic Building are the Education parking lot (for short- and long-term stays), and the metered parking loop south of HUB Mall (for a maximum of two hours). 

Staff Directory (in alphabetical order)

Bernadette Chan
Financial Administrator


Bernadette Chan works to ensure that the day-to-day financial and human resources activities in the office are carried out efficiently and according to best practices, and comply with U of A policy and procedure. Bernadette also provides financial and budget services and advice to other units within the President's Office portfolio and hierarchy. 

Shelley Klatt
Senior Executive Coordinator


Shelley Klatt provides management and oversight of the president’s schedule and briefing materials. Shelley is also charged with supporting and coordinating the President’s Executive Committee (PEC) - Strategic.  

Charlotte Padilla
Information Coordinator


Charlotte Padilla is responsible for preparing daily briefing materials, managing correspondence, and tracking all records and action items submitted to the President’s Office. Charlotte is also the first point of contact for the Office of the President.

Bobbi Schiestel


Bobbi Schiestel is responsible for project and issues management, administrative leadership and supervision of the Office of the President. Bobbi provides oversight of senior advisory and administrative management services to both the office and the university.

Sheila Stosky 
Events and Project Specialist


Sheila Stosky manages all functions and events hosted by the president, and handles event invitations on behalf of the president. Sheila also coordinates and oversees protocol when the president attends an event.

Catherine Swindlehurst
Chief of Staff


Catherine Swindlehurst provides direct consultation and advice to the president and other members of the university’s executive on issues, policies and decisions. Catherine takes a lead role in identifying strategic linkages between institutional portfolios and developing long-term, mission-based priorities for the president.

Janet Walker
Special Projects Manager


Janet Walker works half-time and is responsible for a range of special projects in the Office of the President on an ad hoc basis.