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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.

You can view the Board Governance Handbook here
The minutes of our Board of Governors meetings can be found here.

For Board of Governor's specific inquiries please contact:

Shaun G. Cameron
Secretary to the Board of Governors
(204) 725-8731
camerons2@assiniboine.net

 

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.

Dale McKay - Vice Chairperson

Dale McKay (Brandon), is the Vice-Chairperson of the Assiniboine Community College Board of Governors. Dale is the general manager of Shur-Gro Farm Services Ltd. where he has worked in various roles since 1986. He is also the general manager of Munro Farm Supplies Ltd. McKay has developed governance experience by serving on various boards including time as chair of the Brandon Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee. 

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.

Lloyd Carey - Staff Representative

Lloyd was raised on the family farm in rural Manitoba. Lloyd first attended Assiniboine for Agricultural Mechanics and subsequently took the Heavy Duty Equipment apprenticeship program. Lloyd worked for MacDon Industries as a Service Representative before returning to Assiniboine as an instructor in 1999. Lloyd brings a diverse mixture of industry knowledge and education techniques that make him a well-respected member of the Assiniboine faculty. Lloyd now resides on the family farm with his wife and children, spending his spare time camping, travelling and working in his repair shop at the farm. 

Shawn Larway - Student Representative

Shawn Larway was born in Virden, MB and raised on a farm outside of Oak Lake, MB. Shawn originally moved to Brandon in 2006, with a goal to become a conservation officer. Seeking to further enhance his skills, Shawn enrolled in the Land and Water Management program at Assiniboine where he is entering into his second year of study. Elected President of the Assiniboine Community College Students Association in 2019, Shawn hopes to be a strong and capable voice for the students as a representative on the Board of Governors at Assiniboine. After graduation, Shawn is hopeful his efforts will help create a more sustainable ecosystem in our province. He plans to enter the environmental industry where he will work towards improving conservation efforts on the Prairies, and to build a more capable and resilient environment.