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Warden – Tautiaki

Ruben Katigbak imageRuben Katigbak

The Warden, Ruben Katigbak, leads the Arana community. The term “warden” is a traditional description for a person who supervises and leads schools, colleges like Arana, and some other institutions. The Warden is responsible for the daily operations of the college and leading the residential community in the provision of pastoral care, academic support, and the physical and mental well-being of residents.

Ruben comes from a strong background in the humanities, arts, philosophy and theology, grounded on pastoral care and service. He also completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration in 2017.

Ruben brings over 15 years of demonstrated experience in the pastoral care and support of tertiary students. He is passionate about building a caring community that fosters inclusion, tolerance and respect for one another. A community that is fully engaged in the life of the College, the University and the wider community.