April 26, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The provincial government announced today the names of the board members and chairs of the two new college corporations, the New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) and the Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB).
This announcement follows the introduction of legislation giving more autonomy to the NBCC and CCNB.
"It was a difficult choice since a substantial number of individuals were referred to us by Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette - more than 200 for the NBCC and more than 80 for the CCNB," said Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Donald Arseneault. "We had to select from many highly qualified applicants who each had an extensive wealth of experience. I am happy to see such a strong interest in the NBCC and CCNB."
Following are the members selected for the NBCC board of governors:
Following are the members selected for the CCNB board of governors:
Board members were selected on the basis of their geographic representation, gender and expertise, which included financial management, human resources and business administration as well as significant experience on boards of directors and in the post-secondary education sector.
The Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour contracted Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette, an independent recruitment, career transition and human resources advisory firm, to conduct a search for candidates.
"I thank all of those who submitted applications, and I congratulate all those who have been accepted to sit on one of the two boards," said Arseneault.
As announced in the speech from the throne and outlined in Be inspired. Be ready. Be better. The Action Plan to Transform Post-Secondary Education in New Brunswick, the objective of this transformation in the college network is to create two modern, autonomous college corporations that respect the province's linguistic duality.
More information on the action plan: www.gnb.ca/training.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Biographies of the members of the boards of governors of the NBCC and CCNB follow. MEDIA CONTACT: Thomas Lizotte, communications, Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, 506-453-8617.
Abridged biographies of board members: NBCC
James Blanchard, Dalhousie
Blanchard is a retired secondary school administrator and educator. He was previously assistant superintendent of School District 14 and principal of Dalhousie Middle School. Blanchard has been a councillor, mayor and volunteer. His competencies as a board member: business and education management; and board and public-sector experience.
Andrew Dawson, Miramichi
Dawson is the Atlantic Canada representative for the Canadian office of the Building & Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, and the director of government relations and legal counsel for the New Brunswick Building and Construction Trades Council. Dawson has worked in a variety of positions in government. His competencies as a board member: law, labour relations and public-sector experience.
Garth Lawson, Rexton
Lawson is vice-president, Advance Savings Credit Union. He was the chief executive officer and general manager of Rexton Credit Union Ltd. and has been vice-president of a regional economic development agency. His competencies as a board member: accounting/finance, business management and board experience.
Wayne Bushey, Miramichi
Bushey is owner and a power engineer of WB Bearings & Boiler Supervision. He successfully established a business and has more than 30 years' experience as a power engineer. His competencies as a board member: business management and board experience.
Charlie Norman, St. George
Norman is a retired director of education in School District 10. He has extensive teaching and secondary school administration experience. He has been an active volunteer. His competencies as a board member: education management.
Elva Sullivan, Fredericton
Sullivan has extensive experience in a variety of capacities in the secondary and post-secondary education sectors. She has also been an active volunteer and community and provincial board member. Her competencies as a board member: education management, board and public-sector experience.
Robert Atwin, Kingsclear First Nation
Atwin is executive director, First Nation Education Initiatives Inc. He has experience as a chief, band manager and director of education with First Nations. Atwin has extensive board and volunteer experience, including on government committees and task forces. His competencies as a board member: business management and board and public-sector experience.
Jamie Eddy, Fredericton
Eddy is a partner in the law firm Cox & Palmer. He has extensive experience in all aspects of employment, labour and human rights law. His competencies as a board member: law and labour relations.
Barbara McClenaghan. Miramichi
McClenaghan is director of human resources, Northumberland Co-operative Ltd. She is a senior human resource specialist with experience in strategic planning, recruitment, compensation, labour relations and occupational health and safety. Her competencies as a board member: labour and human resources and board and public-sector experience.
Cheryl Robertson, Rothesay - also board chair
Robertson is a retired NBCC principal. She is a professional educator with experience as a secondary school teacher and administrator as well as with the post-secondary education sector. She has served on a wide variety of boards and volunteered in other capacities in her community. Her competencies as a board member: education management, board and public-sector experience.
Lois Scott, Shediac Cape
Scott is vice-president, Clinical Solutions McKesson Canada. She has extensive experience as a health-care executive. She has considerable experience as a board member and as a volunteer. Her competencies as a board member: business management, experience in the technology field, and board and public-sector experience.
Karen Taylor, Woodstock
Taylor is an organizational development specialist with NB Power. She is owner, president and chief executive officer, K.O. Taylor & Associates. She has considerable experience in the university and public-service sectors. Taylor has been active on boards of directors of service organizations in her community. Her competencies as a board member: business management and board and public-sector experience.
Abridged biographies of board members: CCNB:
Armand Caron, Shippagan - also board chair
Caron has been vice-president of the Shippagan campus of the Université de Moncton; editor and executive-director of l'Acadie Nouvelle and the printing company Acadie Press. He served as chair of the board of the Institute de recherche sur les zones cotières (coastal zone research institute). His competencies as a board member: extensive experience in post-secondary education, financial and human resource management, strategic planning, communications and public relations.
France Godbout, New Maryland
Godbout manages the Labourers' Training Institute of New Brunswick, Inc. She has worked in various provincial departments. Her competencies as a board member: accounting and finance, human resource management and board experience.
Florence Flower, Saint John
Flower is the regional director of official languages for the Horizon Health Network. She has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience, including labour-relations skills. Her competencies as a board member: business management and communications and public relations, board and public-sector experience.
Marcel Lanteigne, Lamèque
Lanteigne was the executive-director of the Caisse populaire in Lamèque for more than 40 years. He studied at the Université de Moncton and at the Coady Institute in Antigonish, N.S. His competencies as a board member: extensive experience as an administrator and management of financial and human resources and board experience.
Véronique Mallet, Moncton
Mallet is the assistant executive director of the Fédération des Jeunes Francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick. Her competencies as a board member: project management, communications and public relations. Mallet will also bring the perspective of the younger generation to the board.
Jean-Yves Thériault, Caraquet
Thériault was the director of the Village Historique Acadien and has held various management positions. He also has experience in financial analysis and financial planning. His competencies as a board member: finance and accounting, business management, board and public-sector experience.
Larry Boudreau, Dieppe
Boudreau is vice-president, sales and marketing with Assumption Life. He has held positions with Ben's Ltd., Irving Paper, NB Power and the federal department of Employment and Immigration. His competencies as a board member: strong leadership, managerial and interpersonal and communications skills, and board experience.
Marc Chouinard, Memramcook
Chouinard, general manager of the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, has extensive experience in the arts and cultural sector. His competencies as a board member: business management, public-sector and board experience.
Jeanne Comeau, Nigadoo
Comeau served in various positions at the CCNB, Bathurst campus, including principal. Her competencies as a board member: post-secondary education, finance and human resource management, communications and public relations, board and public-sector experience.
Hugues Chiasson, Madawaska
Chiasson is communications co-ordinator at the Université de Moncton, Edmundston campus. His competencies as a board member: communications, including journalism (television, radio, newspapers) and public relations.
Claude Haché, Dalhousie
Hachey is a lawyer with the firm of Humphrey Matchim Raymond. His competencies as a board member: law and board experience.
Annette Landry-Roy, Saint-Laurent Nord
Landry-Roy has been an educator for most of her career. Her competencies as a board member: education, public-sector and board experience