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.

 
 Education Council Leadership  

 Shannon Bezo

 Chair

June 2022 

 Marta Tejero

 Vice Chair

 June 2022
Educational Administrators

 

Dennis Johnson
President, Ex-Officio

On-going

Chad Thompson
Executive Vice President, Academic
(Alternate: Shelley Carter-Rose, Vice President Student Affairs)

April 2022

Shannon Bezo
Regional Director, Mackenzie Campus
(Alternate: Troy Morin, Regional Director, Nechako/Ft. St. James)

April 2022

Paula Hayden
Director, Teaching and Learning
(Alternate: Tamara Chambers-Richards, Dean, Health Sciences)

April 2022

Paul Campo
Registrar
(Alternate: Steven Perison, Associate Registrar)

April 2022

Kristin Hilder,
Administrative Assistant, Recording Secretary

On-going

10 Faculty Members (2 year term)

 

Stephen Chase,
PG Campus, Member-at-large
(Alternate: Mike Ray)

April 2022

Marta Tejero
Academic Foundation and Human Services
(Alternate: Shannon Perlstrom)

April 2022

Susan Blake
Lake, Nechako, and Mackenzie Campuses
(Alternate: TBD)

April 2023

Troy Werrell
Trades & Technologies
(Alternate: TBD)

April 2023

Brenda Koller,
University Studies and Career Access - Arts
(Alternate: Glenn Beach)

April 2023

Amirhossein Hosseinmemar,
University Studies and Career Access - Science
(Alternate: TBD)

April 2023

Brian Barber,
University Studies and Career Access - Business
(Alternate: Bruce Bennett)

April 2022

Guillermo Leon Torres,
Health Sciences - Nursing
(Alternate: TBA)

April 2022

Shelley Dougan,
Health Sciences - General
(Alternate: Deborah Collette)

April 2022

Carla Fulton,
Quesnel Campus, Member-at-large
(Alternate: Judy Crain)

April 2022

4 Students (1 year term)

 

Divya Lalan,
Prince George Campus

June 2021

Mehakpreet Kaur,
Prince George Campus
June 2021

Vacant,
Prince George Campus

June 2021

Vacant,
Prince George Campus

June 2021

2 Operational Staff (2 year term)

 

Christy Carrelli,
Prince George Campus
(Alternate: Laura Buchi)

April 2023

Rachelle Munchinsky,
Prince George Campus
(Alternate: TBA)

April 2023

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.