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Composition of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors consists of up to 30 members categorized as Ex-officio, Internal, External and distributed among these categories as follows:

Ex-officio The Chancellor and the President shall be ex-officio members of the Board.

Current Members:

  • Gregory Sorbara, Chancellor
  • Rhonda Lenton, President and Vice-Chancellor

Internal Members A total of six internal members of the Board appointed or elected as follows:

Two members of the Senate who are full-time tenure-stream faculty members or full-time tenure-stream librarians and archivists shall be appointed or elected by the Senate to be members of the Board. One such member shall hold office initially for one year and the other for two years and thereafter one member shall be appointed or elected by the Senate each year to serve as an internal member for a term of two years from the date of such election or appointment.

Current Senate Members:

  • Professor José Etcheverry, Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change
  • Professor Mazen Hamadeh, Faculty of Health

Two students of York University shall be appointed or elected by the Student Senator Caucus to be members of the Board, and members of the Student Senator Caucus shall not be disqualified from being so appointed or elected. One such member shall hold office initially for one year and the other for two years and thereafter one member shall be appointed or elected each year by the Student Senator Caucus to serve as an internal member for a term of two years from the date of such election or appointment.

Current Student Members:

  • David Mochon S, Undergraduate Student, Schulich School of Business
  • David Semaan, Graduate Student, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies  

Two members of the full-time non-academic staff of York University shall be appointed or elected to be members of the Board under nomination and election/appointment procedures to be determined and administered by the Board Executive Committee.

Current Non-Academic Staff Members:

  • Stefanie Lamonaca Caputo
  • Joanie Cameron Pritchett

External Members: There shall be up to twenty-four external members of the Board as follows:

Two York University alumni shall be appointed or elected by the York University Alumni Board to be members of the York University Board of Governors.  The alumni members shall be appointed or elected every two years by the Alumni Board to serve for a term of four years from the date of such election or appointment.

Current Alumni Members:

  • Francesca Antonella
  • Antonio Di Domenico

Twenty-two persons proposed by the Governance and Human Resources Committee of the Board and elected by a majority of the members of the Board at a meeting for which notice of intention to elect members has been given to the Board shall be members of the Board.

Current External Members (in addition to Alumni noted above):

  • Jacques Demers
  • David Garg, Term      
  • Loretta Lam              
  • Konata Lake
  • Julie Lassonde   
  • Carole Malo
  • Dee Patterson                                  
  • Helen Polatajko       
  • Eugene Roman
  • Ken Silver, Term
  • Narendra Singh  
  • Nadine Spencer       
  • Mary Traversy
  • Paul Tsaparis
  • Bobbi-Jean White  
  • Randy Williamson