Education Council Members

The College of New Caledonia Education Council has twenty voting members: 10 faculty, 4 students, 4 administrators, and 2 support staff. Each member is elected by his or her constituency except the educational administrators who are appointed by the President. The President is a non-voting member of Education Council and in addition, the Board of Governors may appoint one person to be a non-voting member. Faculty, staff and administrators are elected for two-year terms and students for one year terms.


Educational Administrators

Henry Reiser
President, Ex-Officio

On-going

Jatinder (Jay) Notay
Executive Vice President, Academic, Applied Research and Student Services

(Alternate: TBA)

April 2019

Shannon Bezo
Regional Director, Mackenzie Campus

(Alternate: TBA)

April 2019

John Neumann
Associate Dean, University Studies and Career Access

(Alternate: Alison Anderson, Associate Dean)

April 2019

Paul Campo
Registrar

(Alternate: Steven Perison)

April 2019

Kristin Hilder,
Administrative Assistant, Recording Secretary

On-going

10 Faculty Members
(2 year term)

Keith Tedford,
Chair

June 2019

Lyndia Susag,
Vice Chair

June 2019

Keith Tedford,
PG Campus, Member-at-large
(Alternate: David Rourke)

April 2018

Dino Gigliotti
Academic Foundation and Human Services
(Alternate: Yvonne Jones)

April 2018

Daniel Gunter, (on leave)
Lake, Nechako, and Mackenzie Campuses
(Alternate: Lynda Rubis & Louise Barath)

April 2019

Anthony Rechsteiner,
Trades and Technology
(Alternate: TBA)

April 2019

William Gottschall,
University Studies and Career Access -  Arts
(Alternate: Glenn Beach)

April 2019

Lyndia Susag,
University Studies and Career Access - Science
(Alternate: TBA)

April 2019

Jacob Madjitey,
University Studies and Career Access - Business
(Alternate: Bruce Bennett)

April 2018

Kathy Yeulet,
Health Sciences - Nursing
(Alternate: TBA)

April 2018

Yvonne Yaschuk,
Health Sciences - General
(Alternate: Deborah Collette)

April 2018

Eva Gregory,
Quesnel Campus, Member-at-large
(Alternate: TBA)

April 2018

4 Students
(1 year term)

Karanbir Singh,
Prince George Campus   

October 2017

Harpreet Singh Gehlon,
Prince George Campus

October 2017


Jaspal Singh,
Prince George Campus   

October 2017


 

Miley Yang,
Prince George Campus   

October 2017

2 Operational Staff 
(2 year term)

Lynn Synotte,
Lakes Campus
(Alternate: Michelle Culberson)

April 2019

Marnee Boman,
Prince George Campus
(Alternate: Linda Terry)

April 2019


Power and Duties

The objective of Education Council, a representative body of the College analogous to a university Senate, is to democratically develop and review policy affecting teaching, learning, and the support of teaching and learning in the institution. In furthering those objectives, Education Council fulfills three principal roles and responsibilities as follows:

  1. Sole decision-making responsibility in setting policy concerning instruction and student evaluation. Exclusive powers of Education Council relate to such matters as: examinations, academic standing, academic standards, student awards, student appeals, and the setting of curriculum content. [s. 24(2)]
  2. Joint decision-making responsibility with the Board, on matters relating to transfer of courses and other matters agreed to by Education Council and the Board. [s. 25(1)]
  3. Advisory responsibilities on matters of educational policy. Education Council must advise the Board, and the Board must seek advice from Education Council, in relation to broad institutional issues such as educational goals and strategies, proposals regarding program priorities, evaluation of programs, admission policies, etc. [s. 23(1)].

*paraphrased from the College and Institutes Act [RSBC 1996] Chapter 52

Relationship with the Board

The operational relationship between Education Council and the Board is not clearly articulated in the College and Institute Act. In very general terms, the Board is responsible for the financial management of the institution and Education Council is responsible for the educational management of the institution. There is however considerable overlap and interplay between these two roles. While Education Council has final authority on the curriculum content of courses, many other matters of an educational nature come under the "advisory" section of the Act. At the same time, many decisions of Education Council such as the setting of priorities regarding programs, involve budgetary considerations.