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Board Members

Vi Becker
Vi Becker 
Management Consultant
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Dan Brown
Retired, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Don Cameron
Don Cameron
Vice President Alberta Operations Site Director, Dow Canada
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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
Yasmin Jivraj

Yasmin Jivraj
Board of Governors Chair, NAIT
Director, Dexcent

Priti Laderoute
Priti Laderoute
Senior Manager, Technical Training & Development, EPCOR Utilities Inc.
Kris Mauthe
Kris Mauthe 
Director, Access Point of Care
Renata Saicosque Medeiros

Renata Saicosque Medeiros
Vice President Academic, NAIT Students’ Association

Andy Neigel
Andy Neigel 
President and CEO, CAREERS: The Next Generation
NAIT board member Linda Palladino

Linda Palladino
Vice President, Human Resources, Enbridge

Jason Pinock

Jason Pincock
CEO, DynaLIFE Medical Labs

Dr. Jean-Paul Prévost

Dr. Jean-Paul Prévost
NAIT Academic Staff Association Member, Instructor, Electrical Engineering Technology

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Mark Schneider
NAIT Academic Staff Association Member Acting Chair, Mathematics
Marlea Sleeman

Marlea Sleeman 
Board member, Sil Industrial Minerals and Sureway Construction

Leshan Masikonte

Leshan Masikonte
NAITSA Student-at-Large

Paul Verhesen
Paul Verhesen 
Principal, Clark Builders
Kristina Williams

Kristina Williams
Board of Governors Vice Chair, NAIT
President and CEO, Alberta Enterprise Corporation

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

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