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.
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
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)
Sarah Pecoskie-Schweir (NUSU VP Advocacy & Awareness)
Emily Wilson (NUSU VP Student Life)
Member Appointed by the Alumni Advisory Board
Members Appointed by the Non-teaching Employees
Dr. Veronica Afonso
Member Appointed by the Indigenous Council on Education