New Appointments Made to Board of Governors

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Johnston hallThe University of Guelph’s Board of Governors will welcome six new members July 1: a public education administrator, a professor, a staff member and two students.

B of G appointed Bill Hogarth, former director of education of the York Regional District School Board. He is the founding director of the Community Alliance for York Region Education and the founding chair of the York Region Advisory Forum on Children, Youth and Families. Hogarth chaired the Board of Governors for Seneca College, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Faculty, staff and student representatives are elected to B of G by their constituencies. The new members are:

  • Coral Murrant, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences;
  • Gerrit Bos, a staff member in Computing and Communications Services;
  • Thomas Sasso, a PhD student in the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences;
  • Laura Armstrong, a bachelor of arts and science undergraduate student; and
  • Sonia Chwalek, a bachelor of science undergraduate student.

During its final meeting of the academic year June 10, B of G also appointed Dr. Nicola Mercer, medical officer of health and CEO for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health, to the Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

The Board also reappointed Kevin Golding to a second term as chair. Golding was first appointed in 2015 for a two-year term. B of G decided to renew his appointment now for planning purposes; his second term will begin July 1, 2017.

“Kevin has done a terrific job and it was important to secure his availability to continue in the role as we look ahead,” said Wendy Millar, chair of the governance and human resources committee, and B of G vice-chair.

Golding, the president of KPLG Advisory Services Inc. and formerly a senior executive with Maple Leaf Foods, was first appointed to the Board of Governors in 2008 and served as vice-chair in 2014.