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Board of Governors Membership

SAIT became a Board-Governed Institute April 1, 1982 and operates under the authority of the Post-Secondary Learning Act/Statutes of Alberta 2003 Chapter P-19.5 (effective as of March 18, 2004). The Board of Governors includes:

  • 10 public members
  • 2 students 
  • 2 faculty
  • 1 non-academic staff member
  • SAIT's President and CEO

The Board is the permanent governing body of SAIT and makes and administers policy. The Board sets the mission for SAIT, is accountable and responsible for the educational and financial governance of SAIT, and is responsive to the needs of the communities SAIT serves.

Board Membership
(in alphabetical order)

Term

Constituency

Stacey Barefoot

  • June 30, 2017 - May 29, 2020
    Term 1
Non-Academic Staff (AUPE)

Ian Cowley

  • July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2019
    Term 2
    Sept. 1, 2014 - June 30, 2016
    Term 1
Academic (SAFA)

Heather Culbert

  • Note: Appointed Chair - June 1, 2016
    Sept. 4, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2017
    Term 1
Public

Alex Dimopoulos

  • June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018
    Term 1
Student President (SAITSA)

Henrietta Falasinnu

  • Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2020
    Term 1
Public
Patrick Jarvis
  • Sept. 1, 2016 - Aug. 31, 2020
    Term 1
Public
Sophia Langlois
  • April 3, 2017 - April 3, 2020
    Term 2
  • March 12, 2014 - March 4, 2017
    Term 1
Public
Bruce Leslie
  • Sept. 4, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2017
    Term 1
Public
Keith MacPhail
  • Sept. 4, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2017
    Term 1
Public
Matko Papic
  • April 3, 2017 - April 3, 2020
    Term 1
Public
Tanya Pittis
  • June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018
    Term 1
Student Representative (SAITSA)
Dr. David Ross
  • On-going
President and CEO
Thane Russell
  • Sept. 4, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2017
    Term 1
Public
Richard Stroobant
  • July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2018
    Term 2
  • April 7, 2014 - April 6, 2016
    Term 1
Academic (SAFA)

Dr. Joanne Todesco

  • April 3, 2017 - April 3, 2020
    Term 1
Public
Randy Upright
  • Sept. 8, 2014 - Sept. 7, 2017
    Term 2
  • Sept. 8, 2011 - Sept. 7, 2014
    Term 1
Public

 

Term Lengths of Service

Student: 1 year for 2 terms
Academic (SAFA): 2 years for 2 terms
Public: 3 years for 2 terms
Non-Academic (AUPE): 3 years for 2 terms
Automatic: three-month extension

 

All correspondence to:

Kailen Watson, Office of the Board of Governors
SAIT Polytechnic, Room MA327C, Heritage Hall
1301 16 Avenue NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0L4
Tel. 403.284.8580, Fax: 403.284.8940
kailen.watson@sait.ca