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University of Sudbury appoints new members to board

A release from the institution says the group's dynamic expertise and experience will strengthen the ‘by and for’ governance of the institution
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The Université de Sudbury has appointed eight new members to its board of governors, a move the institution said is fulfilling the institution’s mandate to provide education “by and for” the francophone community.

New members include Dr. Claire-Lucie Brunet, Gouled Hassan, Charles Humphrey, Kim Morris, Jean-Marc Spencer, Léo Therrien, Christine Pagé and Rose-Lyne D'Aoust-Messier. They come from a wide variety of sectors, including health, the economy, business, community, arts and culture and education.  

“The profiles of these new members are tangible proof of the dynamism, commitment and diversity of the Franco-Sudburian community,” said Serge Miville, president and vice-chancellor of the Université de Sudbury. “Their expertise and experience will be an undeniable asset to the work and reflections of the Board and to the transition of the Université de Sudbury into a French-language institution ‘by and for’ Francophones.”

The board of governors is responsible for, among other things, adopting and reviewing strategic priorities, identifying and developing policies and setting financial objectives that support the university’s goals and mission. 

“The appointment of these new members over the past few months is in response to the university’s transformation as a French-language institution. This new reality must be reflected in the Board of Governors,” said Pierre Riopel, chair of the board. “These new members have been at the board table for several months now and I am pleased to welcome them and thank them for their commitment.”

In addition to Riopel, the board is composed of Donald Obonsawin (Chancellor), Serge Miville (President and Vice-Chancellor), Edmond Paquette (Vice-President) and Mohammed El Mendri (student representative).