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Board of Governors
“The affairs of the University shall be managed, supervised and controlled by a Board of Governors.” (Section 7(2), Bill Pr34, An Act respecting the University of St. Jerome’s College)


The University is federated with the University of Waterloo.


The Role of the Board of Governors


This authority and oversight extends to the Board of Governors’ responsibility over the mission and vision of St. Jerome’s University. Specifically, the Board oversees the mission driven activity of the University, aligning the objects and reputation of the University with its foundational mission as a Roman Catholic university.


The Board of Governors’ oversight includes direction of governance matters such as policy, and business and financial affairs through the approval of operating budgets, with respect to revenue and expenditures, and management of property. It is the Board’s primary duty to ensure St. Jerome’s University fulfills its legal and financial obligations as an institution. In establishing accountability and transparent reporting processes with the University administration, the Board sees to the responsible management of the University by its administrators.


The Board of Governors are entrusted with the well-being and health of the University, and thus, must act in the best interest of the University.


Composition of the Board of Governors


The Board is comprosed of members from the broader community, the St. Jerome’s University faculty, staff and students, and representation from the Congregation of the Resurrection of the Ontario-Kentucky Province and the Bishop of the Diocese of Hamilton, thereby ensuring that multiple and varied perspectives are considered.


Fulfilling the Responsibility of the Board of Governors


To carry out the responsibilities of the Board of Governors, there are four standing Committees of the Board that report to the Board as a whole with recommendations for action and future direction.


Meetings held by the Board of Governors are open to members of the public, enabling them to be informed about the decisions made by the institution.


Meetings will typlically begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held on the St. Jerome's University campus, in the Board and Senate Room, Sweeney Hall Room 1001. Please contact katrina.kaczala@uwaterloo.ca if you wish to attend a Board of Governors meeting. 

Members of the Board

The Board of Governors has up to 22 members including the Chancellor, the President (Vice Chancellor) of the University, the Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Resurrection, the Episcopal Delegate, two faculty members, one staff member, one student member, and up to 12 members at large. One Board member must be a graduate of the University.

Bruce Rodrigues Chancellor
Peter Meehan President (Vice Chancellor)
Carol Ann MacGregor Vice President Academic and Dean
Fr. Tim Uniac, C.R. Provincial Superior Congregation of the Resurrection
Anne Jamieson Episcopal Delegate
Michael Pautler Board Chair, Member at Large
Mark Wendland Board Vice Chair, Member at Large
Cheri Chevalier Graduate Member, Member at Large
Melissa Carvalhal Staff Member
Roberta Cauchi-Santoro Faculty Member
J. Andrew Deman Faculty Member
Sinead Costello Student Member
Michael Braga Member at Large
Cynthia Davis Member at Large
Melanie Garaffa Member at Large
Benjamin Mathew Member at Large
Alan Rego Member at Large
Andrew Turczyniak Member at Large
Deron Waldock Member at Large
Alayna Woodley Member at Large


Board Committees 2022-2023
Committee Charter
Mission Committee

Cheri Chevalier (Committee Chair)

Melissa Carvalhal

Roberta Cauchi-Santoro

Sinead Costello

Andrew Deman

Anne Jamieson

Carol Ann MacGregor

Benjamin Mathew

Peter Meehan

Michael Pautler

Alan Rego

Bruce Rodrigues

Fr. Tim Uniac

Mission Committee Charter

Governance and Nominations Committee

Cynthia Davis (Committee Chair)

Melanie Garaffa

Peter Meehan

Andrew Turczyniak

Mark Wendland

Alayna Woodley

Governance and Nominatations Committee Charter
Finance and Audit Committee

Mark Wendland (Committee Chair)

Michael Braga

Deron Waldock

Peter Meehan

Michael Pautler

Finance and Audit Committee Charter
Executive Committee

Michael Pautler (Committee Chair)

Cheri Chevalier

Cynthia Davis

Peter Meehan

Andrew Turczyniak

Mark Wendland

Executive Committee Charter


Board Meetings, Agendas & Minutes
2022-2023 Board Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
October 13, 2022
December 8, 2022
February 9, 2023
Board Workshop
Board Workshop
March 2, 2023
April 13, 2023
Annual General Meeting:
June 8, 2023
* indicates link to online meeting information
2021-2022 Board Meetings
2020-2021 Board Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
August 26, 2020
February 4, 2021
Board Workshop
Board Workshop
Annual General Meeting:
2019-2020 Board Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
October 3, 2019
December 5, 2019
February 6, 2020
Board Workshop
Board Workshop
April 2, 2020


2018-2019 Board Meetings

Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
October 4, 2018
December 6, 2018
February 7, 2019
Board Workshop
Board Workshop
April 4, 2019
June 6, 2019
2017-2018 Board Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
October 5, 2017
December 7, 2017
February 1, 2018
Board Workshop
(no agenda)
Board Workshop
(no minutes)
April 12, 2018
June 7, 2018


For archived Board meeting agendas and minutes please contact the Office of the President.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

June 2020


St. Jerome’s University Board of Governors is committed to making our campus a safe place for all students, free from all forms of racism and oppression.


The Board of Governor’s full statement and commitments can be found here.

Current Board Member at Large Openings

St. Jerome’s University is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on our Board of Governors commencing this Fall 2023 for a three year period.


St. Jerome’s University is committed to promoting diversity, advancing equity, and fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging within the University community. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and we welcome individuals from all faith traditions and cultural backgrounds into our community to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.


Applications will be accepted until March 15, 2023. Full details about the position and how to apply can be found here.