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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 22-member 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.

 

Expressions of Interest for the
Position of Chancellor, St. Jerome’s University

St. Jerome’s University is seeking a new Chancellor to commence a four-year term beginning July 1st, 2019. 

The Chancellor is the titular head of the University and is an advocate for the University’s interests within the local, provincial, national, and international arenas. 

The St. Jerome’s University Act, 2000 provides the Board of Governors the authority to manage and supervise the affairs of St. Jerome’s University.

If interested in the position of Chancellor, please read more.

 

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.

 

Jim Beingessner Chancellor
Katherine Bergman President (Vice Chancellor)
Mary Ellen Cullen Board Chair, Member at Large
Kathy Smidt Board Vice Chair, Member at Large
Cathy Horgan Past Chair, Member at Large
John Arnou Staff
Steven Bednarski Faculty
Frank Boerboom Member at Large
Ernest Doyle Member at Large
Francis Doyle Episcopal Delegate
Tessa Femia-Sebben Student
Ken Lavigne Member at Large
Tony MacKinnon Member at Large
Rev. Murray McDermott, C.R. Provincial Superior Congregation of the Resurrection
Ted McKechnie Member at Large
Christopher Roehrig Member at Large
Toni Serafini Faculty
Laura Zilney Member at Large
Dan Weber Member at Large
Mark Wendland Member at Large
Board Committees
Committee
Members
Committee Charter
Mission Committee

Laura Zilney (Committee Chair)

Jim Beingessner

Katherine Bergman

Mary Ellen Cullen

Rev. Murray McDermott, C.R.

Francis Doyle

John Arnou

Steven Bednarski

Toni Serafini

Chris Roehrig

Tessa Femia-Sebben

Mission Charter 2016.pdf

Governance Committee

Tony MacKinnon (Committee Chair)

Katherine Bergman

Ken Lavigne

Dan Weber

Mark Wendland

Governance Charter 2016.pdf
Executive Committee

Mary Ellen Cullen (Committee Chair)

Katherine Bergman

Kathy Smidt

Tony MacKinnon

Ernie Doyle

Laura Zilney

Executive Charter 2016.pdf
Finance Committee

Ernie Doyle (Committee Chair)

Katherine Bergman

Mary Ellen Cullen

Kathy Smidt

Frank Boerboom

Ted McKechnie

Finance Charter 2016.pdf
Audit Committee

Ernie Doyle (Committee Chair)

Mary Ellen Cullen

Kathy Smidt

Frank Boerboom

Ted McKechnie

Audit Charter 2016.pdf
Board Meeting Agendas & Minutes
2018/2019 Board Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
October 4, 2018
 
December 6, 2018
 
February 7, 2019
 
Board Workshop
April 4, 2019
 
 
June 6, 2019
 
 
 
 
2017/2018 Board Meetings
Meeting Date
Meeting Agenda
Approved Meeting
Minutes
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.