Board of Governors
About the 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 Economic Development and Training 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:
Assiniboine Community College
(204) 725-8700 ex. 6611
President's Expense Policy
Our Board of Governors
Ruth Mealy - Chairperson
Ruth retired as a provincial economic development specialist in 2018 where her work focused on developing Community Economic Development programs and resources for rural and northern communities. She was a board member of the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation and is an honorary life member of the Economic Developers Association of Manitoba. Since retiring, Ruth has been a consultant in economic development for many communities and agencies across the province. She was councillor and then reeve for the Municipality of Grassland council from 2016 – 2023, and resides on the family farm near Minto, with her family.
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.
Jody Parsonage- Board Member
Jody Parsonage was employed as Secretary-Treasurer for Tiger Hills and Prairie Spirit School Divisions for 20 + years. She served as a regional representative for the Manitoba Association of School Business Officials. She resides on the family farm and owns Air Greenway Ltd, an aerial spraying company. Jody is an active member of the Waves of Hope dragon boat team as a paddler and treasurer.
Mona Cornock - Board Member
Mona Cornock is a Professional Home Economist who has worked in rural community development across Manitoba and internationally throughout her career. She has served on various boards and organizations including the Keystone Centre Board of Directors, the Wheat City Curling Club, the Canadian Society of Extension, the Manitoba Home Economics Association and the Agriculture Institute of Canada.