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 - Stuart Kidd
Vice-Chair Pro Tem - David Smits
President & Vice-Chancellor - Dr. Kevin Wamsley

Non-Constituent Members

Patricia Carr
Fran Couchie
John D'Agostino
Judith Koziol
Bobby Ray 
Judy Smith
Kathy Wilcox

Vacancy (x3)

Members Appointed by the Senate

Dr. Hilary Earl
Dr. Roxana Vernescu

Members Appointed by the Faculty at Large

Dr. Gillian McCann
Dr. Rick Vanderlee

Members Appointed by the Students

Joe McIntosh (NUSU President)
Montana Taylor (NUSU VP Finance & Administration)

Official Observers: 

Sarah Pecoskie-Schweir (NUSU VP Advocacy & Awareness)
Emily Wilson (NUSU VP Student Life)

Member Appointed by the Alumni Advisory Board

Lisa Snider

Members Appointed by the Non-teaching Employees

Dr. Veronica Afonso
Stephen Tedesco

Member Appointed by the Indigenous Council on Education

Maurice Switzer

Mayoral Designate

Johanne Brousseau