The University of Lethbridge Board of Governors recently welcomed David Johnson (BMgt ’12) as its newest member. Get to know a bit about David and join us in wishing him a warm welcome in his role as Alumni Representative on the Board.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?
When I was in 5th grade, I was in a speech competition involving students from grades 4 to 7. I had to write, rehearse, and present my speech to a large group as part of the competition. I had writer’s block for some time which led me find other things to do – skateboarding, playing with my friends, video games… eventually, I ran out of time and had to scramble to finish the speech the night before the event. The topic I wrote about you ask? Procrastination. Ironically, I actually went on to win the entire competition! While I don’t recommend the procrastination approach to others, it did reinforce the idea to me that it’s never too late to make an effort to reach your goals.

What are you most excited about in your role on the Board of Governors?
Given the significant and transformative changes facing the advanced education landscape in Alberta, I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working collaboratively with the University to innovate and find creative solutions to the challenges we collectively face. I look at challenges as opportunities for growth and I’m very optimistic that the University will continue to be a center for excellence in the community, Alberta, and in academia.

What do you consider to be your greatest investment? (This can be of time, money or something else entirely!)
A couple things – equally. One is an investment in my education – I also believe in the notion that learning is lifelong and there are many pathways to education. The other is an investment in my health. I exercise regularly and eat healthy foods. That being said, I believe that balance is important – I enjoy beer and wings also!