NAIT welcomes new member to board of governors

Published on May 08, 2020

EDMONTON – NAIT is pleased to welcome alumnus Andy Neigel to the polytechnic’s board of governors. Neigel was appointed for a three-year term by the Ministry of Advanced Education.

Neigel is a graduate of NAIT’s Forestry Technology program and holds a bachelor of science in forestry. His career in the forest industry spanned more than 25 years in Alberta and British Columbia, most recently in executive leadership. He is currently president and CEO of CAREERS: The Next Generation Foundation, which helps young people explore new careers that are in demand now and in the future. He has served on numerous boards and committees, including NAIT’s President Advisory Group, Alberta Advanced Education’s Skills for Jobs Task Force, the Alberta Energy Regulator, Athabasca University and the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta.

NAIT would also like to thank outgoing board member and alumnus Daryl Kruper for his dedication and service. Kruper’s second three-year term expires on June 7.


Ray Pisani, chair, NAIT Board of Governors

“I am very pleased Andy Neigel is joining our board. His experience and knowledge of the skilled trades will be extremely helpful to the board and to NAIT. I want to also thank Daryl Kruper for his incredible passion for NAIT and for his significant contributions to the board.” 

Dr. Ray Block, president and CEO, NAIT

“I’d like to welcome Andy Neigel to our board of governors as we work together to advance our institution. I want to thank Daryl Kruper for his incredible contributions to the board and to NAIT during his two terms. His work as vice-chair and on various committees has been significant and we appreciate his insights, dedication and support.”

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and skilled trades. With more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven applied research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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