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Board of Governors

The Board of Governors provides oversight of the college by acting within clearly defined roles, effective governance structures and consistent processes.

The Board represents the public in its oversight and stewardship of the public resources provided for NorQuest College.

Board governed since 1998, NorQuest College operates under the authority of the Post-secondary Learning Act and is responsible to Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education.

The Board shall manage and operate the institution in accordance with its mandate [PSLA Section 60(1) (a)].

The Board has the authority through the Post-secondary Learning Act to establish admission requirements and publish rules with respect to enrolment and programs [PSLA Section 60(1) (c) and (d)], determine tuition fees to be paid by students in accordance with the regulations [PSLA Section 61], and delegate in writing powers, duties or functions set out in the PSLA, with the exception of bylaws [PSLA Section 62].

The Post-secondary Learning Act [Section 44(2)] legislates the appointment of NorQuest College’s board members. The Board of Governors consists of the following:

Appointed by Minister of Advanced Education:

  • one academic staff member nominated by the academic staff association
  • two students nominated by the council of the students association
  • one member of the non-academic staff who is not engaged in the administration of the college nominated by non-academic staff

Appointed by Lieutenant Governor in Council:

  • All public members, one of whom shall be designated as the chairperson

Automatic appointment:

  • The President of the public college.

An individual appointed as a Board member holds office for a term not to exceed three years (PSLA Section 56 (1) (a) (b) and (2). An individual may continue to hold office after the expiry of their term until:

  • they are reappointed;
  • their successor is appointed;
  • or for a period of three months (whichever comes first)

An appointed member is eligible to be reappointed for a second or subsequent term if the reappointment would not result in the member serving for a total of more than 6 years. A member who has served a total of 6 years is eligible to be reappointed if at least 3 years have elapsed since the person’s last term expired

Board policies and procedures


Email the Coordinator of Board Operations at if you wish to attend one of the public board meetings as seating is limited, or to get agendas, minutes, and other information.

Date Agenda Minutes
October 26, 2023 view view
March 7, 2024 view  
May 27, 2024    
Date Agenda Minutes
October 27, 2022 view view
March 2, 2023 view view
May 25, 2023 view view
November 8, 2021 view view
March 7, 2022 view view
June 6, 2022 view view
November 2, 2020 view view
March 15, 2021 view view
June 7, 2021 view view
October 28, 2019 view view
March 9, 2020 view view
June 8, 2020 view view
June 3, 2019 view view
March 4, 2019 view view
October 29, 2018 view view
October 30, 2017 view view
May 15, 2017 view view
March 6, 2017 view view
October 24, 2016 view view
May 9, 2016 view view
March 7, 2016 view view


Committee Chair Term of reference
Finance and audit

Chris Lavin

Terms of reference

Jennifer Cleall

Terms of reference
Human resources

Supriya James

Terms of reference
Community Engagement Jenny Adams Terms of reference

Contact the Board of Governors