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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, 2015)

Chancellor - Vacancy
Chair - Ms. Marianne Berube
Vice-Chair - Mr. Gord Durnan
Vice-Chair Pro Tem - Mr. Tom Palangio
President – Dr. Mike DeGagné

Non-Constituent Members

Dr. Trevor Bachelder, DVM
Mr. Tom Curry, LLB
Mr. Colin Dennis, P.Eng.
Mr. Greg Ducharme, LLB

Vacancy (x2)
Mr. Jim Evans, BArch
Ms. Colleen Miller
Mr. Steve Portelli, LLB
Ms. Janet Zimbalatti, MEd

Members Appointed by the Senate

Dr. Dennis Geden
Dr. Robin Gendron
Dr. Matti Saari
Dr. Nancy Maynes

Members Appointed by the Students

Mr. Ian Hall (NUSU President)
Ms. Madison Byblow (NUSU VP External)
Official Observers: Mr. Jordan Andrews (NUSU VP Student Life)
Mr. Andrew Deugo (NUSU VP Internal)

Member Appointed by the Alumni Advisory Board

Mr. Mark Webster

Members Appointed by the Non-teaching Employees

Ms. Sandra Minor
Ms. Crystal Pigeau

Member Appointed by the Aboriginal Council on Education

Ms. Donna Forget

Mayoral Designate

Mr. Derek Shogren



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