Board of Governors

Call for applications

Nipissing University’s vision is to provide an exceptional and personalized student experience within a collegial and diverse learning community. Want to be part of our success?

Applications are being sought from community members to fill current and upcoming vacancies on the Nipissing University Board of Governors. If you are interested in joining our Board, please click here for further information.

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 26 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 at least 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, 2023)

Chancellor - Dr. Paul Cook (d.Litt)
Chair - David Smits
Vice-Chair - John D'Agostino
Vice-Chair Pro Tem - Kathy Wilcox
President & Vice-Chancellor - Dr. Kevin Wamsley

Non-Constituent Members

Marianne Berube
Patricia Carr
Fran Couchie
Stacie Fiddler
Judith Koziol
Joe Sinicrope 
Judy Smith
Janet Stockton
Ravil Veli

Vacancy x1

Members Appointed by the Senate

Dr. Jamie Murton
Dr. Jonathan Muterera

Members Appointed by the Faculty at Large

Dr. Alisher Mansurov
Dr. Blaine Hatt

Members Appointed by the Students

Riley McEntee (NUSU President)
Em Cooke (NUSU VP Finance & Administration)

Official Observers: 

Harikesh Panchal (NUSU VP Advocacy & Awareness)
Preston English (NUSU VP Student Life)

Member Appointed by the Alumni Advisory Board

Laurel Muldoon

Members Appointed by the Non-teaching Employees

Dr. Veronica Afonso
Jessica McMillan

Member Appointed by the Indigenous Council on Education

Maurice Switzer

Mayoral Designate

Jamie Lowery