Board of Governors Membership

2023-2024 Board of Governors 

 Members Appointed by the Province of Saskatchewan

Photo - Cadmus Delorme 2023Cadmus Delorme, Board Chair
(Chair, Distinguished Service Award Committee)

Cadmus Delorme was most recently Chief of the Cowessess First Nation. After graduating high school at the Cowessess Community Education Centre, he attended University of Regina and received a Bachelor of Administration through the First Nations University of Canada in 2013. Cadmus continued his higher learning and in 2016 and achieved a graduate degree in Public Administration from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. He has also received his ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors and affiliate institution, Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business.

During Cadmus’ time at First Nations University of Canada between 2009 to 2016, he was the President of the Student Association, Student Ambassador, and Student Recruitment Officer. He helped in Strategic planning, bringing a strong relationship with the University of Regina and affiliated colleges, and the 74 First Nations across Saskatchewan.

Cadmus was elected Chief of Cowessess First Nation in 2016 and re-elected to a second term in 2019. As Chief, he focused on three outcomes: economic self-sustainability, political sovereignty, and cultural rejuvenation. Cowessess First Nation is the highest populated First Nation in Treaty Four and holds the most land base. Cadmus used his Chief role to empower a healing plan to move past the history we all inherited and build strong trusting relationships with other First Nation’s, governments, and business organizations.

Cadmus resides on Cowessess First Nation with his wife, First Nations University of Canada alumna Kimberly Delorme along with their children. He is proud to share that he is the second generation to graduate from the First Nations University of Canada.

Photo - Kyle Addison

Kyle Addison

Kyle Addison is the Chief Operating Officer of Mitchell Developments Ltd., a full service commercial development and asset management company that owns and manages over 1,300,000 square feet of office and warehousing property throughout Saskatchewan. Prior to Mitchell Developments Ltd., Kyle served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor at the City of Regina, and was elected as President of the University of Regina Students’ Union for two successful terms.

Kyle has an extensive record of volunteer work and community involvement, currently serving as Vice Chair of the Regina District Chamber of Commerce, a member of the University of Regina Board of Governors, a board member of the George Reed Foundation, and a founding board member of the McMorris Foundation. He was also a board member of Regina Exhibition Association Ltd., a board member of the University of Regina Alumni Association, and board chair of the University of Regina Students’ Union.

A proud alumnus of the University of Regina, Kyle received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Paul J. Hill School of Business in 2012.

In 2022, Kyle received the Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal.


Leanne Bellegarde, KC
(Chair, Finance & Facilities Committee)

Ms. Bellegarde is an executive, lawyer, and business advisor based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with 30 years of leadership experience across a number of industries. Ms. Bellegarde is currently the President of Akawa Technologies, a technology company focused on supporting Canadian entrepreneurs and Indigenous groups, and has extensive business and executive experience in senior roles with Potash Corp., Nutrien Ltd. and the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority. Ms. Bellegarde is also the former General Counsel to the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, and a former director of SaskEnergy, Sustainable Developement Technologies Canada as well as several other private businesses, not for profit and community organizations.

Ms. Bellegarde holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2017 and was the recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2021. Ms. Bellegarde currently sits on the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Research Council and several business enterprises. Ms. Bellegarde is from Treaty 4 Territory in south Saskatchewan and is a proud member of the Peepeekisis Cree Nation.

Photo - Karri HowlettKarri Howlett

Karri works with businesses and community organizations with over 20 years of experience in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, financial due diligence, and risk analysis. She currently sits on the Boards of NexGen Energy (TSX: NXE) (NYSE: NXE) (ASX: NXG) (as Chair of the Sustainability Committee), Gold Royalty (NYSE: GROY) (as Chair of the Sustainability Committee), Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership (as Vice Chair), and March Consulting. Karri recently served as the Chair of the Safety, Environment and Corporate Responsibility Committee for SaskPower, leading the development and implementation of net zero carbon emissions strategies for a large carbon-based power utility. 

Karri was previously President of RESPEC Consulting Inc. (formerly North Rim Exploration Ltd.), which is a geoscience and engineering consulting company based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and led the acquisition of the company in 2009, followed by the subsequent sale to RESPEC in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (with Honours) in Finance from the University of Saskatchewan and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, as well as the Chartered Director designation. In addition, Karri has several leadership and professional training certifications in environment, social and governance (ESG) investing (through the CFA Institute), corporate governance, leadership, strategy, and risk.

An active community member, Karri has previously served on several community and professional boards. Karri was previously a lecturer in the Department of Finance at the University of Saskatchewan’s Edwards School of Business, a participant in the Leadership Development Program, and a protégé in the Betty Ann Heggie Womentorship Program. Karri lives in Saskatoon with her husband, Jeff, and has two adult children.

FileMark Lang, FCPA
(Chair, Audit and Risk Management Committee)

Mark is the former Regina Office Managing Partner for KPMG. He joined the Regina office in 1981 after graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce. Mark has also been the Audit Business Unit Leader for KPMG Regions West and a member of the Board of Directors of KPMG.

In conjunction with a 38 year career with KPMG, Mark has maintained a 38 year involvement with his community. He is currently the Audit and Finance Chair for Economic Development Regina Inc. He has previously served in various capacities including Chair on the Boards of Regina Downtown, Regina Globe Theatre, Queen City Kinsmen Club and Wascana Country Club. He was also the Finance Chair for the 2018 Memorial Cup, the Sponsorship Chair for the 1998 Scott Tournament of Hearts and Finance Chair for Kinsmen Telemiracle 14.

Mark was the recipient of the Chartered Accountants Distinguished Community Service Award in 2005. In 2019, Mark was awarded the Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant designation recognizing his contributions to the CPA profession and community.

Members Elected by the Senate

Photo - Monica Deters 2023

Monica Deters

Monica Deters, BHJ '04, MPA '09 has worked in policing for 22 years in a variety of roles with both the Regina Police Service and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Monica is currently a Manager of Crime Analysts for the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in their Crime Prevention/Crime Reduction unit. Their unit is responsible for conducting analytical work to assist all detachments in Saskatchewan in diagnosing crime trends and problems and assisting them with addressing these problems. Monica also sits on the RCMP Gender Based Harassment Committee and their EDI Committee. Monica is a passionate leader who is an advocate for Diversity and Women in Leadership.

Monica also maintains deep connections to her community through a variety of volunteer work. She is committed to girls in sport and Safe Sport advancement. She is currently an Assistant Coach with the University of Regina Women’s Soccer Team and played on their inaugural (2001) team. She has been involved in coaching in Regina for 20 years with FC Regina (formerly ACFC). She is a Board Member of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association, Saskatchewan Women in Policing, and the University of Regina Women’s Soccer Alumni Association. Monica also volunteers with the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) on their Canadian Sub-Committee and Technology Committee.

Monica resides in Regina with her fiancé and her daughter.

Photo-Adynea RussellAdynea Russell, Vice-Chair
(Chair, Governance & Nominations Committee and
Chair, Human Resources Committee)

Adynea Russell, FCPA, FCA, is an Assurance Partner in MNP’s Regina office and has held leadership roles at the firm level, most recently as Vice-President Assurance for MNP. With more than 25 years of experience in public practice, Adynea works with private and public companies and government organizations of all sizes, conducting audits, reviews and compilations, providing tax services and helping them stay compliant. In her firm leadership roles, Adynea has helped lead the evolution of how assurance and related engagements are being performed, from highly manual with very limited technology all the way to using AI, robotic process automation and other technologies to automate and provide efficiencies and greater insights.

Adynea is active in the community, currently serving as the Chair of the CPA Saskatchewan Professional Practice Committee and is the CPA Saskatchewan representative on the University of Regina Senate. Adynea previously served on the Private Enterprise Advisory Committee for the Canadian Accounting Standards Board, and was a board member of CPA Saskatchewan Board, YWCA and Resurrection Roman Catholic Parish Finance Council. In 2019, Adynea was a YWCA Regina Women of Distinction Nominee.

Adynea grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan and moved to Regina where she received her Bachelor of Administration at the University of Regina while she played on the U of R Cougar Women’s volleyball team. She obtained her CPA in 1998 and FCPA, FCA in 2020. She currently lives in Emerald Park with her husband Blair, and they have two adult children.

Elected Faculty Member

Photo - Andrew CameronDr. Andrew Cameron

Andrew Cameron is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Science. He was elected in 2023 by faculty to serve on the Board of Governors. Andrew teaches genetics and microbiology in the Department of Biology and in the Faculty of Nursing, he is graduate coordinator for the Department of Biology, and he leads a research laboratory to provide undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers opportunities of discovery in microbiology and genetics.

Andrew’s research explores how genes and their functions connect humans, animals, and environments in a ‘One Health’ framework, with a particular focus on the evolution of antimicrobial resistance. He co-founded and co-directs the Institute of Microbial Systems and Society in the Faculty of Science ( IMSS provides advanced research infrastructure for collaborations and training with regional, national, and international partners across academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations. Andrew and IMSS specialize in developing genetic tools to detect pathogens and understand microbial ecosystems. His team works to translate research discovery into applications in public health, agriculture and water security in Saskatchewan, and to understand the ecology of antibiotic resistance and zoonotic diseases across Canada and Central and Southern Africa.

Andrew is committed to improving global health, social equality, and sustainability while reducing ecological loss and degradation. Andrew is an advocate for the importance of university teaching and research to foster global citizenship and meet the grand challenges of today and tomorrow. He conducted his PhD at the University of British Columbia and postdoctoral research at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland before starting at the University of Regina in 2012.

Members Ex-Officio

Pam Klein, ChancellorPam Klein, Chancellor

Ms. Klein was appointed to the Board by the Province of Saskatchewan in 2013 and reappointed in 2017. In 2019, Ms. Klein was elected as Chancellor by the University of Regina Senate and therefore remained on the Board in this capacity. Ms. Klein is the President of Phoenix Group, Saskatchewan's leading and award-winning advertising agency. She delivers insight and communications strategies to help businesses solve challenges. Ms. Klein leads her talented team by example: striving for excellence, creating a rewarding work environment and giving back to the community.

A graduate of the University of Regina, she earned a MEd from the University of Manitoba. She has lived and worked across Canada and around the world. She derives joy from her community involvement, her family, and a fulfilling career and has obtained the Professional Director (Pro.Dir) designation. Ms. Klein has been inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame and is a receipient of the Canada 150 Medal for philanthropic contribution. In 2020, Ms. Klein received the Saskatchewan Order of Merit.

Photo - Tejas PatelTejas Patel, Students' Union President

Mr. Tejas Patel (he/him) is the current President of the University of Regina Students’ Union. He is in his second year of Bachelor’s in Computer Science. Tejas is eager to create a community, and a unique experience for student life on campus. 

Tejas has identified three additional priorities to address this year, alongside the existing initiatives of URSU. These include focusing on the promotion of mental health and wellness, organizing events and activities to enhance campus life and foster connections among students, and extending support to all students. Tejas aims to prioritize the well-being of students by advocating for mental health and wellness resources. Recognizing the importance of a healthy mind, he seeks to raise awareness about mental health issues, ensure access to counseling services, and implement initiatives that promote overall well-being among the student community. 

Furthermore, Tejas recognizes the unique needs of Indigenous, Domestic, and International students. He strives to support and uplift these student populations by advocating for inclusive policies, offering cultural resources and support services, and facilitating a welcoming environment that celebrates Diversity and Inclusion. Tejas is eager to build relationships and a student community that is inclusive of all.

Through these efforts, Tejas aims to ensure that every student feels valued and supported throughout their academic journey.

Dr Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-ChancellorDr Jeff Keshen, President and Vice-Chancellor

Dr Jeff Keshen became the University of Regina's eighth President and Vice-Chancellor on July 1, 2021. He joined the University after serving for three-and-a-half years as Vice-President of Memorial University of Newfoundland's Grenfell Campus in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador. 

While at Memorial, Dr Keshen focused on two main initiatives. The first was the development of a strategic plan for the Grenfell Campus that included commitments to student success, Indigenization, and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Implementation of the plan helped generate considerable success in developing programs that encouraged leadership in young people, including programming for vulnerable and Indigenous students. The second major inititative was strengthening Grenfell's connections to the Corner Brook community and region. Innovative partnerships with all levels of government, the education sector, and industry resulted in large-scale projects such as a new regional aquatic centre, a centre for research and innovation, and management of the Bonne Bay Marine Station.

Prior to his time in Memorial, Dr Keshen served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Mount Royal University in Calgary. Before that, he served as Chair of the Department of History at the University of Ottawa and was an Adjunct Professor in the Centre of Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary.

Dr Keshen lives in Regina with his wife, Deborah Moynes-Keshen and two children, who both attend the University of Regina.