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Board of Governors

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On 31 January 2018, the Council of Administration approved the use of “Board of Governors” instead of “Council of Administration” and “Bureau des gouverneurs” instead of “Conseil d’administration,” and this without modifying official documents such as legislative or other legal documents.

The University is incorporating these changes into its website and administrative documents. Notwithstanding, the old title may still appear, especially in official documents. In these cases, the old terminology has the same meaning as the new and should be interpreted as being equivalent.

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The Board of Governors is responsible for the University’s overall governance and management. In practical terms, the Board makes the financial decisions and implements the policies and procedures that the University needs to operate efficiently, in accordance with the educational policies established by the Senate. The Board can strike committees to help it exercise its powers. Governors are appointed by the Board of Governors in accordance with a delegation of authority by the Superior of the Notre-Dame-du-Cap Province of the Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in consultation with that organization’s council to the Board of Governors.

Members 2019–2020

    • Chair of the Board of Governors, vacant
    • Marie-Michèle Laferrière, Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors, Executive Director, Foundation for the Study of Processes of Government in Canada (Forum for Young Canadians)
    • Denise André, Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer, Ottawa Catholic School Board
    • Linda Assad-Butcher, Former Executive Director, Consortium national de formation en santé (CNFS) at La Cité collégiale
    • Student, Saint Paul University – vacant
    • Daniel Berniquez, Episcopal Vicar
    • Manon Harvey, Alumna of Saint Paul University
    • Eugene King, OMI
    • David Perrin, Professor, St. Jerome’s University
    • Francis Reardon, Retired professor, University of Ottawa
    • Gordon Rixon, Canadian Theological Society, Member of Executive and Treasurer and Elected Vice-Chair Academic Council, Regis College
    • Bonnie MacLellan, General Superior – the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie
    • Marc Tassé, MBA, CPA, CA
    • Dr. Anna Sheftel, Member of the professorial corps, Saint Paul University
    • Member of support personnel, Saint Paul University – vacant
    • Chantal Beauvais, Rector
    • Jean-Marc Barrette, Vice-Rector, Academic and Research
    • Normand Beaulieu, Vice-Rector, Administration
    • Michael McLellan, Interim Secretary General


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