University of Regina announces changes to its Board of Governors

News Release Release Date: December 10, 2021 11:00 a.m.

Today the University of Regina announced changes to its Board of Governors. At a Board meeting held earlier this week, Dr. Marlene Smadu was elected Chair, effective to June 30, 2023. Dr. Smadu has been the Acting Board Chair since Roger Brandvold completed his term in October.

Dr. Smadu, a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, St. Francis Xavier University, and Nova Southeastern University, has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and was a member of the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region’s senior leadership team. She was originally elected as a Senate representative to the Board in 2017, and has served as Vice-Chair of the Board since 2019.

"I am honoured to take on this leadership role on the University of Regina’s Board of Governors," said Dr. Smadu. "I am committed to the success of the University of Regina and to building on its foundation of excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement. I look forward to continuing to work with the Board and the University’s leadership team."

In addition, Gary Bosgoed was elected as the Board’s Vice-Chair. Bosgoed has served the Board since 2016, previously serving as Chair of the Audit & Risk Management and Finance & Facilities Committees. He is the President and CEO of Bosgoed Project Consultants Ltd. (BPC), a management consulting, consulting engineering, and project management company. Bosgoed has over 40 years of consulting experience, specializing in project delivery, business advisory services, and community engagement on capital projects.

The Board of Governors oversees the administration and business matters of the University. It has ultimate authority over the raising and spending of University funds, and over the acquisition and management of University property. It also appoints the president of the University.


About the University of Regina

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,000 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.


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