Board of Governors

When the British Columbia government passed the Royal Roads University Act in 1995, it created the university’s Board of Governors.

The act states the university’s Board of Governors needs a range of representatives. The president of the university stays on the board as long as they are president. The rest of the elected and appointed members hold their positions for one to three years.

Board composition

The board is composed of:

  1. the president
  2. a professor, elected by the professors
  3. up to six persons appointed by BC’s Lieutenant Governor
  4. a student, elected by the students
  5. an employee who is not a professor, elected by the employees of the university who are not professors
  6. up to two people who are not employees of the university and are appointed by the board

Each governor on the board votes on board decisions. The chair also acts as the university's chancellor.  Everyone on the board has to follow the rules set out in its code of conduct.

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Nelson Chan
Nelson Chan

Chair and Chancellor, Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee

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Philip Steenkamp, PhD
Philip Steenkamp, PhD

President and Vice-Chancellor

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Dranna Andrews-Brown
Dranna Andrews-Brown

Employee-elected member

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Portrait of Christina Benty
Christina Benty

Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee

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David Black
David Black

Professor-elected member

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Kathleen Burton
Kathleen Burton

Student-elected member

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Dave Byng
Dave Byng

Board of Governors appointee

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Bruce Donaldson
Vice-Admiral (retired) Bruce Donaldson, CMM, CD

Board of Governors appointee

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Monique Gray Smith mistikwaskihkos
Monique Gray Smith mistikwaskihkos

Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee

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Geoff Pearce
Geoff Pearce

Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee

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David Saunders
David Saunders, M.B.

Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee

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Lori Simcox
Lori Simcox

Lieutenant Governor in Council appointee

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