Lynn Zapshala-Kelln

  • Biography

    Ms. Zapshala-Kelln is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Administration degree from the University of Regina. She was appointed to her current position as Vice-President (Administration) on June 5, 2017.

    Ms. Zapshala-Kelln has an extensive background in public sector leadership. Prior to assuming this position, she served in the senior ranks of the Province of Manitoba civil service for almost two decades, most recently as Secretary to Treasury Board with the Department of Finance.

  • Ms. Zapshala-Kelln, Vice-President (Administration) stands in front of a window overlooking the University of Manitoba Fort Garry campus.

Ms. Zapshala-Kelln also served as Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Fiscal Management and Capital Planning with Treasury Board Secretariat, Assistant Deputy Minister, Administration and Finance for Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services for Manitoba Conservation and Manitoba Water Stewardship.

In addition to her experience in leadership roles, Ms. Zapshala-Kelln also has extensive board experience, having served on the Crown Corporations Board, the Manitoba Development Corporation and Manitoba Opportunities Fund Board, the Public Schools Finance Board, the Crown Land and Property Agency Board and the East Side Road Authority Board.


The Vice-President (Administration) is responsible for providing leadership in all administrative areas including the financial, business and investment interests of the university, ancillary services, security, fair practices and legal affairs, physical plant and property, risk management, human resources (including labour relations) and information systems and technology services.


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Vice-President (Administration)
Room 207 Administration Building
66 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Business Hours Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.