Board of Governors

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Board Members

Vi Becker
Vi Becker 
Management Consultant
Val Berger
Valerie Berger 
Vice President and CFO, Alberta Blue Cross
Board Vice Chair 
Tara Chahl
Tara Chahl 
Project Manager, C.E.T., Keymay Industries Ltd.
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Jamie Corfield  
Non-Academic Staff Member, Intermediate Accountant, Financial Operations
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Laura Jo Gunter 
President and CEO, NAIT
Annemarieke Hoekstra
Dr. Annemarieke Hoekstra
NAIT Academic Staff Association Member, Curriculum and Instruction Specialist
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Elise Holden 
Student-at-Large

Priti Laderoute
Priti Laderoute
Senior Manager, Technical Training & Development, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Yasmin Jivraj
Yasmin Jivraj 
Director, Dexcent
Kris Mauthe
Kris Mauthe 
Director, Argus Machine
Alley Medeiros

Alessandra Medeiros 
Vice President Academic, NAIT Students’ Association

Andy Neigel
Andy Neigel 
President and CEO, CAREERS: The Next Generation
Ray Pisani

Ray Pisani 
Retired
Board Chair

Janet Riopel

Janet Riopel 
President and CEO, Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

Marlea Sleeman

Marlea Sleeman 
President, Sil Industrial Minerals

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Sandy Timmer 
Executive Assistant to the Board of Governors
Kristina Williams

Kristina Williams 
President and CEO, Alberta Enterprise Corporation

Paul Verhesen
Paul Verhesen 
Principal, Clark Builders
Pan Zhang

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

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