Board of Governors
Assiniboine Community College is governed by a Board of Governors as legislated in the Colleges and Consequential Amendments Act of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. The Board is responsible to the Minister of Advanced Education and governors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.
The Assiniboine Community College Board of Governors considers itself to be a policy board and has adopted a governing style that emphasizes outward vision, encourages diversity, provides strategic leadership and that clearly distinguishes between the work of the board and college staff. The board is responsible for establishing college policy, developing the long-range vision and mission statement, ensuring effective and efficient management of resources, and maintaining communication with the community the college serves.
For Board of Governor's specific inquiries please contact:
Shaun G. Cameron
Secretary to the Board of Governors
Our Board of Governors
Jeff Harwood - Chairperson
Jeff Harwood (Brandon) worked as a teacher for over thirty years in the Brandon, Portage La Prairie and Kelsey school divisions. He also served as a City Councillor for Brandon (from 1986-1992 and 2006-present) as well as Deputy Mayor. Mr. Harwood has been involved with many local boards including as a past member of the Keystone Centre Board and Co-Chair of the City of Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Board.
Heather Dodds - Vice Chairperson
Heather Dodds (Brandon) attended the University of Manitoba to obtain a Bachelor of Commerce and then returned to Brandon to work in the Technology Department at MNP LLP for 11 years. Heather sits on the Board of Directors of the Manitoba Construction Sector Council, the Advisory Committee for the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba and the Workforce Development Committee at the Brandon Chamber of Commerce. She is an active parent volunteer at her children's school as an executive on the parent council for the past 10 years and band program treasurer for the past 2 years.
Jack Ewatski- Board Member
Jack Ewatski (Turtle Mountain) is a part-time Instructor at Assiniboine Community College (2014-present) and former Winnipeg Chief of Police (1998-2007). He has served on numerous boards including as Chairperson of the Canadian Police College Advisory Board (2000-2010). Mr. Ewatski was inducted by the Governor General of Canada into the Police Order of Merit at the Commander level for conspicuous merit and exceptional service in policing; he has also been the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Golden Jubilee Medals.
Harvey Laluk- Board Member
Harvey Laluk (Brandon) had a thirty-two year career with the Brandon School Division where he worked as a teacher and principal before eventually serving as Assistant Superintendent. He has been very involved in the Brandon community including serving as President of the Rotary Club of Brandon, Chair of the Rotary Liaison Committee for the Rotary Villas Assisted Living Centre and President of Brandon Youth Hockey.
Carla Milne- Board Member
Carla Milne (Brandon) is a Chartered Accountant with MNP (2000-present). She has served on numerous local boards including the Construction Association of Rural Manitoba (2012-present), the Brandon Chamber of Commerce (2011-2015) and the BRHA Room for Renewal Fundraising Committee (2014-2015).
Johanne Ross- Board Member
Johanne Ross (Minnedosa) is the Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (2016-present); she previously served as Executive Director of Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba (2000-2016). Mrs. Ross has served on numerous boards including the Canadian Agri-Business Education Foundation (2016-present), the Council on Post-Secondary Education (1999-2001) and the Manitoba Rural Leadership Program Steering Committee.
Lori Dangerfield- Board Member
Lori Dangerfield (Brandon) is a past president of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Keystone Centre Board of Directors, co-chair of the Brandon Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Fundraising Committee and is an honorary Lieutenant- Colonel with the 26th Field Artillery Regiment R.C.A based in Brandon. A pharmacist by trade, Lori is the owner and manager of Home Health Care Pharmacy in Brandon.
Kelly Wilson- Board Member
Kelly Wilson (Neepawa) has worked at Manitoba Hydro for twelve years in both field and leadership roles, including his current position as Energy Sales Coordinator. In addition to working for Manitoba Hydro, Mr. Wilson is involved in the agriculture industry as he owns a cattle farm which he personally operates. He has previously served his community by volunteering with Neepawa Fire Search and Rescue.
Jamie Robinson - Employee Representative
Jamie Robinson (Brandon) grew up on a family farm in the Hartney area and came to ACC in 1983 to study in the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician program. He held various positions with Hamilton & Allen, Transx, Manitoba Highways and several years self-employed in his chosen trade.
Jamie has been an instructor at ACC for over 17 years. He is passionate about what the college offers students to ensure their time at ACC is an exceptional learning experience. Jamie supports youth sports, was president of ACC’s Alumni Association for 11 years and continues to volunteer his time at college events.
Anneliesea Parkinson- Student Representative
Anneliesea Parkinson (Brandon) is going into her second year of Business Administration at Assiniboine Community College. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Social Work from Northern Caribbean University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Computing from the University of Technology in Jamaica.
Ms. Parkinson is the former Vice-President of Finance on the Assiniboine Student’s Association and was elected President this past Spring. During her time with the Student Association she has been instrumental on a number of student-centric initiatives at the college.
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