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 2024 

 Stephen Chase
 Vice Chair

 June 2024
Educational Administrators

Dennis Johnson,
President, Ex-Officio

On-going

Chad Thompson,
Executive Vice President, Academic

April 2024

Troy Morin
Associate Dean, Humanities, University Studies & Business Studies

April 2024

Steven Perison,
Registrar

April 2024

Shannon Bezo
Regional Principal, Mackenzie campus
June 2024

Kristin Hilder,
Administrative Assistant, Recording Secretary

On-going

10 Faculty Members (2 year term)

Stephen Chase,
PG Campus, Member-at-large

April 2024

Candis Johnson,
Academic Foundation and Human Services

April 2024

Vacant
Lake, Nechako, and Mackenzie Campuses

April 2023

Benjamin Stewart,
Trades & Technologies

April 2025

Wendelin Schwab,
University Studies and Career Access - Arts

April 2025

Tyler Bassett,
University Studies and Career Access - Science

April 2025

Michelle Woolf,
University Studies and Career Access - Business

April 2024

Liza Valiente,
Health Sciences - Nursing

April 2024

Shelley Dougan,
Health Sciences - General

April 2024

Vacant,
Quesnel Campus, Member-at-large

April 2024

4 Students (1 year term)

Gurkirat Grewal,
Prince George Campus

October 2024

Priya Kumari,
Prince George Campus
October 2024

Kartik Manchanda,
Prince George Campus

October 2024

Vacant,
Prince George Campus

October 2024

2 Operational Staff (2 year term)

Laura Buchi,
Prince George Campus

April 2025

Marnee Boman,
Prince George Campus

April 2025

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.