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, 2021)

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

Non-Constituent Members

Patricia Carr
Fran Couchie
John D'Agostino
Stacie Fiddler
Cindy Karugia
Judith Koziol
Bobby Ray
Joe Sinicrope 
Judy Smith
Kathy Wilcox

Vacancy x1

Members Appointed by the Senate

Dr. Jamie Murton
Dr. Jonathan Muterera

Members Appointed by the Faculty at Large

Dr. Alisher Mansurov
Dr. Jeffery Scott

Members Appointed by the Students

Harikesh Panchal (NUSU VP Advocacy & Awareness)
Montana Taylor (NUSU VP Finance & Administration)

Official Observers: 

Riley McEntee (NUSU President)
Preston English (NUSU VP Student Life)

Member Appointed by the Alumni Advisory Board

Lisa Snider

Members Appointed by the Non-teaching Employees

Dr. Veronica Afonso
Wenda Caswell

Member Appointed by the Indigenous Council on Education

Maurice Switzer

Mayoral Designate

Jamie Lowery