What is the GBC board of governors?

The GBC board of governors sets tuition levels and reviews academic policies

George Brown College’s (GBC) board of governors oversees the affairs of the college in accordance with the provisions of the Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Act.

Mike Williams, chair of the board, said that they are “a group of individuals coming from the college and the community that together have the requisite skills and experience to be the steering group for the college.”

The board of governors conducts its business through four committees, the executive committee, the academic and student affairs committee, the finance and property committee and the audit committee.

These committees bring recommendations to the entire board during scheduled meetings.

The board holds six meetings a year, with the next scheduled for April 10. It will take place at 113-290 Adelaide St. E in the board of governors boardroom.

By law any member of the public can attend the public session of the meeting, but few do outside of college management and campus media.

Internal members of the board of governors include GBC president Anne Sado, professor Wing Ki-Chan, Joshua Li, Gerard Hayes, and Nureisse Khan, the current student representative.

Khan’s role as a student representative is to bring the student perspective to the board.

“It’s reminding them of the student perspective of things so that way we stay the highest priority, no matter what,” she said.

Although this is Khan’s last year in her position, she has gained a lot from her experience.

“It’s been an absolutely wonderful opportunity for the last two years. It’s really helped to give me a different perspective on how things are governed within the college and how decisions are made,” she said.

Erica Goddard has been acclaimed the board of governor’s student representative for the 2019-20 year.

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What is the GBC board of governors?