At any post-secondary institution, the registrar is a vital role that provides services to students and the campus community. From the day a student is accepted all the way to their graduation, the registrar is there to assist along the educational journey. It’s a role that Shannon Loewen knew would suit her gifts and passions. So, when she saw the position open up at Booth UC, she was excited not only about the job but because “the ministry and commitment Booth UC have are things I align with.”
Originally from Winnipeg, Shannon received her BA at Goshen College in Indiana and did her Masters at Providence Seminary focusing on student development. After graduation, she moved to Toronto to work for Tyndale University. Eight years and a pandemic later, she entered the for-profit world at Nissan Canada in an administrative role. “It was different from anything I’d ever done! It was a really great work environment, but I wanted to get back to higher education. I decided to move back to Winnipeg and I focused my job search on universities.”
Shannon accepted the role of registrar and joined Booth UC at the end of January. While the learning curve has been steep, she is grateful to be back in the academic world. “I’m really looking forward to seeing how the whole year works and finding that flow and rhythm of Booth UC. It is important for me to have a working space that is positive and healthy and I feel that here.”
Outside of work, Shannon is excited to start exploring the restaurants of Winnipeg. “It’s been ten years since I’ve lived here! So I can’t wait to revisit some of the old places I loved and find new ones.” She also has 10 nephews and 2 nieces and is looking forward to spending more time with them and being a part of their lives. Shannon is also an avid kayaker. “Going out on a calm lake, being in the quiet is one of my favourite things to do.”
Welcome Shannon! We are happy to have you in the Booth UC community.