Duties & Responsibilities

The specific duties and responsibilities of the Board Chair are to:

  • Recommend the schedule (including date, time and location) of regular Board and Committee meetings at least one year in advance.
  • Call meetings of the Board of Governors.
  • Develop and set the Agenda for Board meetings and determine the contents of Board Dockets (in concert with the President).
  • Chair meetings of the Board of Governors.
  • Recommend to the Board the Committee Chairs and membership of each Standing Committee.
  • Foster a constructive and harmonious relationship between the Board of Governors and the Administration.
  • Foster good relations between the University and the community by representing the Board at community functions and activities.
  • Contribute to positive internal relationships by representing the Board of Governors at community functions and activities.
  • Oversee any issues raised with respect to conflict of interest.
  • Approve expense claims from Governors (related to attendance at Board and Standing Committee meetings and other Board events).
  • Oversee the delivery of information to the Governors on a timely basis to keep them fully apprised of all matters material to Governors and necessary for them to carry out their duties.
  • Ensure that sufficient and timely advance distribution of all background material is provided to enable the Governors to form appropriate judgments on issues coming before the Board at its meetings.
  • Act as a liaison between the Management and the Board, between the government (as represented by the Minister or other officials) and the Board, and between the Senates and the Board.
  • Lead the annual review of the President’s goals and performance.
  • Support and provide advice and counsel to the President.
  • Chair Presidential search and review committees.
  • Keep abreast generally of the activities of the University and its management.
  • In addition, the Board Chair shall perform other such functions as may be ancillary to the responsibilities described above and as may be delegated to the Board Chair by the Board of Governors from time to time.