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Board of Governors

The Nipissing University Act (1992) provides for a bicameral governance of the University and thus, governance is based on two legislative branches; the Board of Governors and the Academic Senate. The Board of Governors, which is made up of 28 members including Nipissing’s President and Chancellor, is responsible for the government and administration of the University, creating a mandate, and evaluating and monitoring the progress of that mandate. This includes control of Nipissing’s property and revenues and the conduct of its business affairs, except for those matters assigned to the Academic Senate.
The Board of Governors meets five times a year, and we invite you to follow the links to view the minutes of these meetings. Find out more about the Board's composition, committees and activities by choosing one of the categories listed.
Governing Officers
Board of Governors
(effective July 1, 2014)

Chancellor - Vacancy
Chair - Mr. Colin Dennis BSc (Hons.) 
Vice-Chair - Ms. Marianne Berubé, BA
Vice-Chair Pro Tem - Mr. Gord Durnan
President – Dr. Mike DeGagné
Members Appointed by the Board
Dr. Trevor Bachelder, DVM
Dr. Marianna Couchie, EdD(H)
Mr. Tom Curry, LLB
Mr. Tom Palangio
Mr. Jim Evans, BA (Arch.)
Ms. Colleen Miller
Mr. Steve Portelli, BSc (Hons) LLB
Mr. Brian Windsor, MBA
Ms. Janet Zimbalatt, MEd
Members Appointed by the Senate
Dr. Glenda Black
Dr. John Kovacs
Dr. Matti Saari
Dr. Jeff Scott
Members Appointed by the Students
Mr. Yannick Benoit (NUSU President)
Mr. Christopher Burke (NUSU VP External)
Official Observers: Mr. Christopher Piekarski (NUSU VP Student Life)
Mr. Ian Hall (NUSU VP Internal)
Member Appointed by the Alumni Advisory Board
Mr. Mark Webster
Members Appointed by the Non-teaching Employees
Ms. Sandra Minor
Ms. Margarida Shail
Member Appointed by the Aboriginal Council on Education
Ms. Donna Forget
Mayoral Designate
Mr. Derek Shogren

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