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 14 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
  • one student 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:

  • 10 public members, one of whom shall be designated 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)

Board members may only serve two terms unless three years have passed since their second term expired.

Board policies and procedures

Meetings

Email the Coordinator of Board Operations at boardofgovernors@norquest.ca 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
March 7, 2022    
June 6, 2022    
Date Agenda Minutes
November 8, 2021    
2020-2011
November 2, 2020 view view
March 15, 2021 view  
June 7, 2021    
2019-2020
October 28, 2019 view view
March 9, 2020 view view
June 8, 2020 view  
2018-2019
June 3, 2019 view view
March 4, 2019 view view
October 29, 2018 view view
2017-2018
October 30, 2017 view view
May 15, 2017 view view
March 6, 2017 view view
2016-2017
October 24, 2016 view view
May 9, 2016 view view
March 7, 2016 view view

Committees

Committee Chair  
Finance and audit

Chris Lavin

Terms of reference
Governance

Jennifer Cleall

Terms of reference
Human resources

Tina Naqvi-Rota

Terms of reference

Contact the Board of Governors

boardofgovernors@norquest.ca 780.644.5899