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Board of Governors
Front Row (left to right):
  • Tara Chahl – Project Manager, C.E.T., Keymay Industries Ltd.

  • Dr. Annemarieke Hoekstra – NAIT Academic Staff Association Member, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

  • Dr. Glenn Feltham – President and CEO, NAIT

  • Ray Pisani – President and CEO, Alberta Blue Cross

  • Yasmin Jivraj – Director, Dexcent

  • Valerie Berger – Vice President, Financial Services, ATCO Ltd.

Back Row (left to right): 
  • Sandy Timmer – Executive Assistant to the Board of Governors

  • Pan Zhang – NAIT Academic Staff Association Member, Finance Instructor, JR Shaw School of Business

  • Marlea Sleeman – President, Sureway Construction Group Ltd.

  • Vi Becker – Management Consultant

  • Daryl Kruper – CEO, Simmax Corp.

  • Jamie Corfield – Non-Academic Staff Member, Intermediate Accountant, Financial Operations

  • Kristina Williams – President and CEO, Alberta Enterprise Corporation

  • Paul Verhesen – CEO, Clark Builders

  • Kris Mauthe – CEO/President, Argus Machine Co. Ltd.

  • Karen Velasco – President, NAIT Students’ Association

  • Chahd Alkahwaji – Student-at-Large

  • Priti Laderoute – Senior Manager, Technical Training & Development, EPCOR Utilities Inc.

Janet Riopel
Not in the photo:
  • Janet Riopel – President and CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

Name

Board of Governors

Chair

Appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council

Board Members

Post-Secondary Learning Act, Section 44

  • Chair appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council
  • The following persons appointed by the Minister:
    • 2 students nominated by the council of the students association
    • 2 academic staff members nominated by the academic staff association
    • 1 member of the non-academic staff who is not engaged in the administration of the technical institute nominated by the non-academic staff association
  • Not more than 11 persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, in addition to the chair
  • The president of the technical institute

General Powers and Duties

The Board shall

Post-Secondary Learning Act, Section 60

  • Manage and operate the public post-secondary institution in accordance with its mandate
  • Develop, manage and operate, alone or in co-operation with any person or organization, programs, services and facilities for the educational or cultural advancement of the people of Alberta
  • Establish admission requirements for the students of the public post-secondary institution other than students in the apprenticeship programs under the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act
  • Make and publish rules
    • respecting the enrolment of students to take courses, programs of study or training provided by the board
    • governing the taking of courses, programs of study or training provided by the board

Post-Secondary Learning Act, Section 60

Frequency of Meetings

Meetings are normally held quarterly.

Accountability of Board

Business Plan:
Each year, a board must prepare and approve a business plan that includes:

  • the budget
  • any other information required by the Minister

The business plan must be submitted to the Minister on or before the date specified by the Minister.

Post-Secondary Learning Act, Section 78

Annual Report

Each year a board must prepare and submit to the Minister a report that includes:

  • the audited financial statements for the preceding fiscal year
  • any other information the Minister requests

The annual report must be submitted to the Minister on or before the date specified by the Minister.

Post-Secondary Learning Act, Section 79