Notice: Information and plans for upcoming academic terms. Learn more.

Presidential Search

Search Advisory Committee Members

The Terms of Reference and Search Advisory Committee membership are approved by the Board of Governors.

The Search Advisory Committee membership has been confirmed, comprised of individuals with varied backgrounds, experience, and perspectives, and includes representation from faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Led by Roger Brandvold, Chair of the Board of Governors, Committee members are:

Roger Brandvold

Roger Brandvold
Chair, University of Regina Board of Governors

Roger Brandvold was appointed to the University of Regina's Board of Governors in March 2015. He recently retired from his role as Senior Vice-President and Partner of Connor Clark & Lunn, having held this position for the last 15 years. Connor Clark & Lunn is Canada’s largest employee-owned financial investment group with over $85 B in assets under management. Prior to this position, Roger was Senior Vice-President with Greystone Managed Investments from 1998 to 2004 and Vice-President and National Sales Manager with CIBC Wealth Management in Toronto contributing to his 40 year career in the financial services industry. He is a certified Chartered Investment Manager and Chartered Financial Planner.

Roger currently serves on the Board of the Conexus Arts Centre. He served as Chairman and Director of the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club from 2005 to 2014 and as Governor of the CFL Board of Governors from 2008 to 2014. He also co-chaired the 2013 Grey Cup, and has served on the Assiniboia Club Board, South Saskatchewan Arthritis Society Board, and the Investment Dealers Association Board.

Roger attended the University of Saskatchewan and completed the Executive Program at Queen's School of Business. Born and raised in Saskatchewan, he played junior hockey in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon and was a member of the University of Saskatchewan hockey team. He has always been very active in sports including hockey, football, and fastball, and he currently enjoys a round of golf.
Pam Klein

Pamela Klein, SOM

Pamela Klein was appointed to the Board in 2013 and was recently elected Chancellor by the University of Regina Senate.  Pamela is the President of Phoenix Group, Saskatchewan's leading and award-winning advertising agency, where she delivers insight and communications strategies to help businesses solve challenges. Pamela leads her talented team by example: striving for excellence, creating a rewarding work environment and giving back to the community. Her background is a tapestry of amazing experiences. 

A graduate of the University of Regina, she also earned a MEd from the University of Manitoba, and has obtained the Professional Director (Pro.Dir) designation. She has lived and worked across Canada and around the world. She derives joy from her community involvement, her fabulous family and a fulfilling career.

Marlene Smadu

Dr. Marlene Smadu
Vice-Chair, University of Regina Board of Governors

Dr. Marlene Smadu was elected to the Board by Senate in June 2017, having served on a number of international, national and provincial boards.

Marlene has been a registered nurse for over 45 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles in health, nursing and education during her career. Her education designations include RN (Regina Grey Nuns Hospital School of Nursing), BScN (University of Saskatchewan), MAdEd (St. Francis Xavier University), EdD (Nova Southeastern University), LLD (h.c.) (University of Calgary). She created and served in the role of Vice-President of Quality and Transformation, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR), from 2012-2016. Prior to that, Dr. Smadu served as the Associate Dean, Southern Saskatchewan Campus and International Student Affairs for the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan (2002-2012); Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Principal Nursing Advisor for the Government of Saskatchewan (1998-2002); and Education Consultant and Executive Director at the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (1992-1998).

Marlene has practiced nursing in all domains (clinical, education, administration, research and policy) and in a variety of settings in Canada, Papua New Guinea, and Qatar. In June 2013, she was awarded the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Laws, from the University of Calgary for leadership in Canadian nursing and international health care and in June 2016 she was awarded the Canadian Nurses Association Order of Merit for Nursing Policy.

Born and raised on a farm at Cupar, Saskatchewan, Marlene's involvement with the University of Regina began when she was 17 and had a summer job at the College Avenue Campus in the Extension Division. It continued through her taking a number of U of R courses over the years, supporting her husband and children through multiple degrees at the U of R, working with colleagues from a number of University of Regina faculties on interprofessional learning opportunities and research grants, and serving on the University of Regina Senate and the Board of Governors.

Marlene and her husband, Dr. George Smadu (BEd, BA, PGD, MEd ,PhD, U of R), have three children: Joachim, (BEd, MEd U of R) who teaches English at O’Neill High School; Zach (Honours BA, Theatre and Drama, U of T) who is an actor in Toronto; and Talitha (BA, Certificate in Public Relations, U of R) who is Communications Specialist at the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association. Son-in-law, Mitch McCloskey is a graduate from U of R Engineering, and daughter-in-law, Megan Smadu, is currently pursuing a BEd from U of R after completing a BSc (U of R) and working as an oil field geologist for many years. Marlene is hopeful her grand-daughter Finley Genevieve, 9 months, will pursue post-secondary education at the U of R too!

Gary Bosgoed

Gary Bosgoed
Member, University of Regina Board of Governors

Gary Bosgoed was appointed to the Board in January 2016 and is the President and CEO of Bosgoed Project Consultants Ltd. (BPC), a management consulting, consulting engineering and project management company. He has over forty years of consulting experience, specializing in project delivery, business advisory services and community engagement on capital projects.

Before starting BPC in 2015, Gary was the Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the WorleyParsons Edmonton Office, a team of over 2,600 personnel completing engineering projects around the world. The team delivered oil & gas, mining, infrastructure and power projects in Canada and internationally. He has also held executive positions at Waiward Steel and FT Services (AECOM). Gary was also a founding Director of Circle Energy (CEN:TSX) a Calgary-based oil and gas exploration company.

Gary is also an active community volunteer, chairing the 2013 Alberta Capital Region United Way Campaign, Co-chairing the Alberta TransCanada Trail Fundraising Committee, on the Norquest College Workforce Advisory Committee and many volunteer roles at the University of Regina. He also founded the Saskatchewan and Alberta Aboriginal Construction Careers Programs and is creator of the WorkFirst Community Engagement Program. He is also a Director of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation and Westrade Strategic Solutions.

Gary is the recipient of numerous awards, including the University of Regina Distinguished Alumni Award, the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in Business and Technology and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.

Raquel Pasap

Raquel Pasap
Community Member

Raquel Pasap is a proud member of Carry The Kettle First Nation, located in Treaty Four territory. She is a Regional Program Development Advisor for Indigenous Services Canada, in the Education and Social Development Department. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy. She has a keen interest and focus on Indigenous nation rebuilding and seeks to support best practices in Indigenous policy and programs. As an Indigenous role model, Raquel is passionate about honouring the treaty right to education as the key to success for future generations.

Victor Oriola

Victor Oriola
University of Regina Students' Union (URSU)

Victor Adeolu Oriola is a fourth year psychology student from Nigera. He has dedicated his time at the University of Regina to serving he student community.

He served as President of the University of Regina Students' Union from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020. He was also the elected student member of the University of Regina Board of Governors for 2019/2020 academic term. In these roles, Victor was a staunch advocate for his fellow students, seeking to provide competent and compassionate representation to the students of the University of Regina.

Jaimin Patel

Jaimin Patel
Graduate Students' Association (GSA)

Jaimin Patel joined the University of Regina in Fall 2018. He is enrolled in the Master of Applied Science degree with a major in Industrial Systems Engineering and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Jaimin's current research is focused on value-added products from agriculture waste and he is also interested in world-class manufacturing and process optimization. Since his undergraduate study, Jaimin has connected with other students and has been playing a vital role as a student representative.

Due to his passion for helping students, he joined the Graduate Student Association in 2019, and he is currently the Vice-President External Relations. He is also a member of the Council Discipline Committee and he works as a teaching assistant for the Faculty of Engineering.

Shelagh Campbell

Dr. Shelagh Campbell
Faculty Member

Dr. Shelagh Campbell was appointed to the Presidential Search Advisory Committee representing the Faculty of the University of Regina. Shelagh holds the position of Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration.

Shelagh was born in Labrador, and grew up in what was then known as the District of Ungava, in northern Quebec.  She attended high school in Sept Iles, QC, and Toronto, ON, and holds degrees from Queen’s University, the University of Toronto, and Saint Mary’s University.  She also holds two professional designations in human resource management: CHRP & CHRL.  In a career that spanned banking, health care, government, mining, manufacturing, and automotive sectors, Shelagh has worked in every province in Canada. She also maintained a 20 year practice as a consumer/commercial arbitrator before her appointment to the U of R in 2012.

Shelagh has served as a Swim Canada official in eastern Canada, a Board member and chair of non-profit organizations, and currently sits on the Work BC Sector Labour Market Partnership Advisory Body for the manufacturing OH&S competency framework.

Shelagh is a SSHRC-funded scholar whose research examines occupational communities and collective action in a range of professional and employment settings.  She is an active member of URFA and serves on a diverse group of committees at the University. Her primary teaching responsibilities cover Ethics and Conflict Resolution courses in the undergraduate and graduate schools of the Faculty of Business Administration.

Kerri Finlay

Dr. Kerri Finlay
Faculty Member

Dr. Kerri Finlay is an Associate Professor in Biology at the University of Regina. She received her BSc in Zoology from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Marine Ecology at the University of Guelph.

After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Quebec at Montreal, Kerri came to the University of Regina in 2006, first as a postdoc, then was hired as a Lecturer in 2009. Through her research, Kerri is investigating the greenhouse gas dynamics and role of prairie lakes and small agricultural ponds in the global carbon cycle. She is additionally interested in understanding the controls of water quality in prairie lakes and ponds, and working with communities, government, and non-governmental organizations to manage our water resources for improved water quality and climate change mitigation.

In 2019-2020, Kerri led the U of R’s Strategic Plan (2020-2025) Facilitation Team, and she is currently the Vice-President of the Canadian Society of Limnologists.

Gina Grandy

Dr. Gina Grandy

Dr. Gina Grandy is Dean and Professor (Strategy & Leadership) for the Hill and Levene Schools of Business at University of Regina. She formerly held the role of Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Programs, and the role of the RBC Women in Leadership Scholar. Gina is the Saskatchewan lead for the national network of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub and is a member of Economic Development Regina’s Board and the Saskatchewan Labour Market Council.

Gina has taught at seven universities across Canada, the United Kingdom and Ukraine and has completed program reviews at a number of others. She is the co-editor of two books and her research on leadership, gender and women’s experiences at work, stigmatized work, and case writing has been published widely. She has held research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Over the past 20 years, Gina has consulted for a diverse range of not-for-profit, public sector and for-profit organizations across Canada in leadership development and strategic analysis, planning, and implementation. She has been part of and / or led organization-wide strategic planning and strategic reporting initiatives in several settings.

John Smith

John Smith
Associate Vice-President (AVP)

John D. Smith is the Associate Vice-President (Student Affairs) at the University of Regina. His primary portfolio consists of Enrolment Services, the Registrar’s Office, Student Success and Student Affairs Operations.

John joined Student Affairs at the University of Regina in August of 2009. He serves as the Judicial Officer for non-academic misconduct, the Chair of the Early Intervention Team, a member of Dean’s Council, and a member of Ancillaries Council where he is responsible for Housing and Hospitality Services, the Campus Store, University Food Services and University Parking Services.

John has a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration with a specialization in student development from the University of Arizona, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the College of the Ozarks in Missouri. Prior to joining the University of Regina, he served as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment and the Coordinator of Academic Advising at Lakehead University, as well as various student support roles at Red River College, Pima Community College, the University of Arizona and Mount Royal College.

Ted Morris

Ted Morris
APT Member

A graduate of Campion College at the University of Regina, Edward (Ted) Morris began his career with the University in 2001 as a project manager with, then newly created University of Regina strategic research initiative, the Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative.  This multi-disciplinary research centre was a partnership of the Governments of Canada, Saskatchewan, the City of Regina and the University of Regina to lead climate adaptation research and policy in the Canadian Prairies.  Throughout his time at the University of Regina, Ted actively participated in institutional projects such as Strategic Planning focus groups, Innovation Place focus groups, Campus Master Planning and the Academic Program Review before leaving the University for the Regina Catholic School Board in 2013.  Ted returned to the University of Regina in 2016 as a Development Strategist within University Advancement & Communications and has been re-immersed back into the wonderful university community—volunteering on committees within Student Affairs and the University of Regina Faculty Association as well as participating in events such as #YQRbelong.  Ted continues to be an active employee, alumnus and proud Cougars/Rams fan.  He is passionate about environmental sustainability and has an affinity for his home department of Geography and Environmental Studies where he spent time studying in both the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Science.  Ted lives in Regina with his partner and 4-year old son.

Danielle Myers

Danielle Myers
CUPE Member

Danielle Myers works in the Faculty of Education as a Program Assistant in the Graduate Student Services area. She has worked at the University of Regina since 2009, starting in the Faculty of Arts, in the Department of English and moving to Education in 2019. She has also worked on the CUPE 5791 executive for the past 7 years. Over the years, she has completed many professional development programs such as: Communication and Conflict Management training; Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence; Discovering Knowledge…Sharing a Path, an Aboriginal awareness program; Respect in the Workplace; Crucial Conversations; and 4Seasons of Reconciliation. Danielle is also graduate student, working on her Masters of Administration, to be completed in the summer of 2020.

Danielle and her husband own and operate a lawn care, snow removal, and landscaping company that works closely with many commercial, condo and residential properties throughout Regina. They have three busy children, and Danielle volunteers on the executive board of both the North Regina Little League and the Rambler Slo-Pitch League.

Monica Deters

Monica Deters
Alumni Representative

Monica is a proud alumnus of the University of Regina, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Justice (2004) and Public Administration (2009). Professionally, she has been employed as a Crime Analyst for the RCMP for 12 years and currently works in their Crime Prevention/Crime Reduction Unit. Monica is committed to developing the field of Crime Analysis as she serves on the technology committee and the Canadian committee for the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA). She is also passionate about gender-based issues, sitting on the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Gender and Harassment Advisory Committee and the Inclusion and Diversity Committee. She also is a sessional lecturer in the Department of Justice Studies.

Monica currently serves as the President of the University of Regina Alumni Association (URAA) and has been a member of the Board for three years. She has been involved in various events and initiatives as a member of the URAA.

Monica was a student-athlete playing for the women’s soccer program during their inaugural seasons. She is still involved in soccer as a player, coach, and Director of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association. She also provided colour commentary for the Cougar women’s soccer home games on CanWestTV this past season.

Glenys Sylvestre

Glenys Sylvestre
Executive Director, University Governance (University Secretary)
Resource to the Committee

Glenys Sylvestre was appointed Executive Director, University Governance and University Secretary in January 2016.  Prior to this appointment, she served as an Instructor (accounting) with the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina for over 15 years. She also served the Faculty as Academic Co-op Coordinator, Executive Lead (Accreditation), as well as Associate Dean (Undergraduate) from 2007 – 2012.

Glenys was raised in Allan, Saskatchewan.  She is a University of Regina alumna, graduating with a B.Admin. degree (Great Distinction) in 1994. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, and was awarded Fellowship in 2007. Glenys completed her term of service as a professional accountant with Deloitte & Touche in Regina. She served for six years as a Councilor with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan, including service as President and Chair. Glenys also obtained the Chartered Director designation in 2011. 

Glenys facilitates board and executive training and development sessions for numerous organizations on topics such as fundamentals of accounting, risk management, interpretation of financial information and monitoring financial performance. She has served on several Regina community boards including Regina Exhibition Association Limited (Evraz Place), Regina Piranhas Summer Swim Club, Queen City Kinsmen Gymnastics Club and the Arcola East Community Association. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of SaskTel as well as Gymnastics Saskatchewan.