October 2018 — Summary of Board of Regents' October meeting

The Board of Regents met on Oct. 19, 2019.

The Board received and discussed reports from the President and vice-presidents, as well as reports from the chairs of the Board standing committees, including updates on enrolment and the University’s responsible investment initiatives.

The Board approved the following:

  • audited financial statements for the year ending Apr. 30, 2018
  • Review of Operations for 2017-18
  • Management Discussion and Analysis 2017-18
  • the allocation of $93,000 of unrestricted expendable funds to support the replacement of the University’s content management system, which supports the University’s website
  • the allocation of $25,000 of unrestricted expendable funds to support student recruitment
  • revisions to the University’s Policy for the Naming of Assets  

The Board also approved a motion to make a number of appointments and re-appointments, all beginning Jan. 1, 2019, including:

  • re-appointing Dan Nowlan and Sarah Young to the Board for four-year terms
  • appointing Mark Fraser to a four-year term as chair of the Executive Committee
  • appointing the following Regents to four-year terms as committee chairs:
    • Cheryl Hodder (Academic Affairs)
    • Peter Winters (Human Resources)
    • Dan Nowlan (Investment)
    • Brian MacLeod (Property and Facilities)
    • Brian Harriman (Student Affairs)
    • Sarah Crawford (University Advancement)
     

Board members were also appointed to serve on various committees. Committee membership can be reviewed on the Board committees page.

The next meeting of the Board will be held Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. It will be open to the public. The guidelines for public meetings of the Board can be found online.

The minutes for the meeting will be posted on the Board minutes page as soon as they are available.


February 2018 — Summary of Board of Regents' February meeting

The Board of Regents met on Feb. 2, 2018.

The Board received and discussed reports from the President, vice-presidents, and the Presidential Search Committee, as well from the chairs of the Board standing committees. DivestMTA also made a presentation to the Board.

The Board approved motions:

  • to reappoint Grant Thornton as the University's auditors for the 2017-2018 fiscal year
  • to approve the Nominating and Governance Committee's recommendations for appointments to Board committees

The Board also welcomed three new members: Chancellor Lynn Loewen, Sarah Crawford ('95), and Suzie Currie, a professor in the Department of Biology at Mount Allison.

The minutes for the meeting will be posted online as soon as they are available.

The next meeting of the Board will be held Tuesday, May 15, 2018.


October 2017 — Summary of Board of Regents' October meeting

The Board of Regents met on Oct. 13, 2017.

The Board received and discussed reports from the President and vice-presidents, as well as reports from the chairs of the Board standing committees.

The Board approved the following:

The latter four points are related to recommendations from the Responsible Investment and Governance Operations Sub-Committees, which the Board approved in April 2017.

The Board also was updated on the remaining recommendations from the two sub-committees:

  • a list of the holdings in the University’s endowment fund has been posted online 
  • a report on the progress in the University becoming a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI) was provided
  • the University’s plans for creating an annual report on responsible investment were shared

The next meeting of the Board will be held Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. It will be open to the public. The guidelines for public meetings of the Board can be found online.

The minutes for the meeting will be posted online as soon as they are available.


April 26, 2017 — Board approves new measures to support Board operations and responsible investing

The Mount Allison Board of Regents’ Executive Committee voted unanimously to approve recommendations related to Board operations and responsible investing at a meeting on Friday, April 21. This completed a year-long process that began in March 2016 and is the result of the work of two Board sub-committees, the Responsible Investment Sub-Committee and the Governance Operations Sub-Committee.

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March 2017 — Board launches search for Mount Allison's 15th President and Vice-Chancellor

The Board of Regents has begun the process of identifying Mount Allison’s next President and Vice-Chancellor.

A Presidential Search Committee has been formed with the mandate to manage the search process and bring forward a recommendation to the Board of Regents for a preferred candidate.

To find out more, visit the Presidential Search page, which will be updated throughout the process.