One of the ways in which Selkirk College’s Board of Governors provides effective governance is to work closely with the Province’s Board Resourcing and Development Office to ensure that there are qualified candidates for future board member position openings.
Selkirk has two governing bodies: Board of Governors and the Education Council. The board’s primary responsibility is to oversee the strategic direction and management of the college and ensure it carries out its mission. The Education Council’s primary responsibility is to set curricula and to ensure relevancy and quality.
The board consists of eight government appointed members, one elected faculty member, one elected staff member and two elected student members. The chair of the Education Council and the president are ex-officio board members. The board members elect the chair of the board annually.
The board at Selkirk performs the work of the board through eight board meetings and through the following committees: Development Committee, Human Resources Committee, Finance Committee, Audit Committee, and Capital Planning Committee.
Leader- set strategic direction and empower management
Overseer- evaluate performance measures and hold management accountable
Steward- shepherd resources of others
Reporter- report to government, stakeholders and the public
Board members are typically appointed for an initial term of one year and are eligible for two subsequent appointments of 2 and 3 years respectively for a maximum of 6 years. Only in exceptional circumstances will members be extended beyond the 6-year maximum.
List of Current Governors & Senior Executives
Process for Submitting Expressions of Interest
You may submit an expression of interest in serving Selkirk College’s Board of Governance by going to the Board Resourcing and Development Office website and visit the page “How to Apply”.
If you have any questions about registering your Expression of Interest, please contact Lindsay Dwinnell, Office and Technology Administrator, 604.775.2084.
British Columbia Appointment Guidelines
Appointments to British Columbia’s public sector organizations are governed by written appointment guidelines. For more information about the appointment process, and to view a copy of the guidelines, refer to the Board Resourcing and Development Office website and visit the page “The Appointment Process”.
In accordance with an Order in Council dated January 15, 1995, the government appointed members of college and institute boards receive a per annum honoraria in the amount of $2,000. The board chair receives and additional $500 per annum. Students elected to serve on college and institute boards receive honoraria equivalent to that paid to government appointed board members. Faculty and support staff members elected to serve on boards do not receive honoraria. Expenses incurred while on board business are reimbursed.
Meeting Attendance and Honoraria Remuneration
On February 22, 2005, the board passed the following motion: "As a display of the leadership role that the Selkirk College board must play in fundraising for the benefit of the institution and the region, those members of the board who receive an honorarium, with the exception of the elected student representatives, are encouraged to donate their honorarium to the institution through the Selkirk College Foundation; such donation to be designated to the donor's area of choice." The hope of the current board is that this practice will continue with full board participation in perpetuity and new candidates to the board should be aware of the expected financial commitment.