The college’s Board of Governors are set to begin elections for the next student representative on the board, as the month-long process will be starting on Feb. 4.
Beginning at 9 a.m. on Feb. 4 and ending at 4 p.m. on Feb. 13, students will be able to nominate fellow students by clicking on the “call for nomination” banner that will appear on their ACSIS homepage. This will take students to the Algonquin online voting system, where students can then become eligible to run for the election by accumulating a minimum of 10 nominations.
Following the deadline, campaigning can begin on Feb. 14 for those eligible and wishing to run for the election. The campaign period will run until March 3 During the campaign, the board will be holding two orientation sessions to give those students eligible an opportunity to understand the full details of the position.
The election for who will become student representative will begin on March 4 at 9 a.m. and end on March 5 at noon. The winner will be announced the following day.
Victoria Tiqui-Sanford, assistant to the Board of Governors, says students interested in the position should brace for further obligations but that it is still well worth it.
“All the external governors are experts in their respective industries,” Tiqui-Sanford said. “It’s a great opportunity for any student to interact with industry leaders.”
The student representative has the role of sitting on and attending the board meetings 10 times throughout the year, five with the board and five with the Academic and Student Affairs committee. The 17 board members together collaborate to determine college policy on academics, budgeting, and other administrative areas. The current chair of the board is business lawyer and executive, Peter Nadeau.