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The St. Lawrence College Board of Governors consists of 12 members, together with the President and CEO of the College, one student, one faculty member, one support staff member and one administrative staff member. Effective October 1, 2010, one-third of its membership will be appointed through the Public Sector Appointment process and two-thirds will be appointed directly by the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors.


  • Set the College vision, strategic directions, and overall goals and outcomes within the context of the appropriate laws, government policy, and local need.
  • Establish and implement the College’s purpose and mission.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of the College Strategic Plan, Annual Report and Business Plan.
  • Approve the College’s annual business plan and budget.


  • Establish governance structures to enable the achievement of expected institutional outcomes with clear lines of communication and internal accountability.
  • Contribute to the development of Board Policies.
  • Participate on Board Committees and/or Task Forces and at a variety of College functions (e.g. Awards Banquets, Convocations), on a volunteer basis, as requested by the Board.


  • Provide a link between the College and the community, and confirm and expand the College’s identity within the community.
  • Advocate on behalf of the College in its efforts to secure resources.


  • Hire the President and CEO, delegate to the President and CEO accountability for the performance and operation of the College, and evaluate the President and CEO’s performance.


  • Provide continuity for the governance and management of the College’s affairs.
  • Ensure that the College is effectively and efficiently managed.
  • Attend Board meetings.
  • Be informed on all Board matters, and be prepared to make decisions based on that information.
  • Set the rate of progress for the College to undertake to achieve its purpose and mission.
  • Ensure that appropriate corrective action is taken where expected outcomes or quality of performance is not being achieved.


  • Collectively assess the effectiveness of the Board with respect to governance and the attainment of corporate goals and outcomes on a regular basis.
  • Specify how the Board conceives, carries out, monitors and measures its own tasks.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of individual Governors at the time of their reappointment.

To contact or for more information about the St. Lawrence College Board of Governors:
Kristen Bullock
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO and Board of Governors
613-544-5400, ext. 1217