Fanshawe College Board of Governors for 2009-10
Fanshawe College is pleased to announce that Mr. Frank Highley (right) will serve a second term as Chair of the College's Board of Governors. Joining Mr. Highley is Mr. David Crockett, who will assume the position of First Vice-Chair, and Ms. Britta Winther, who will take over the position of Second Vice-Chair. They will also comprise the Board Process Committee. The Board of Governors will also officially welcome new member Ms. Kate Young at the next meeting on September 24, 2009.
The Board Process Committee's primary role is to help the Board Chair plan and
set agendas for regular Board meetings and other Board functions. It also plays an
important part in budget reviews, the President's annual appraisal and monitoring
the application of Board policies.
Fanshawe College's Board of Governors is drawn from community and College representatives. Their mandate is to develop and monitor policies that will ensure Fanshawe College is fufilling its mission.
Fanshawe's Board of Governors now includes Mr. Frank Highley (Chair), Mr. David Crockett (First Vice-Chair), Ms. Britta Winther (Second Vice-Chair), Mr. Les Anderson, Mr. Crispin Colvin, Ms. Kathy Davis, Mr. Brad Duncan, Mr. Chris Fliesser, Ms. Angela Francolini, Mr. Andrew McClenaghan, Ms. Margaret Nish, Mr. Scott Player, Dr. Howard Rundle, (College President, Ex-Officio), Dr. Harold Sobel, Ms. Jessica Sweet, Ms. Kay Wigle and Ms. Kate Young.
All appointments were effective on September 1, 2009. Profiles of the Board members follow.
Board Process Committee
Frank Highley, Chair
Frank Highley is a Senior Partner in the law firm Cohen Highley LLP. His practice focuses on insolvency-related matters, with extensive experience in the agricultural, retail, and manufacturing sectors. Mr. Highley has practiced law in London for approximately 30 years.
Frank is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada Standards Committee for the Law Society Certification of Specialists in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law. He has prepared papers, participated in seminars, and taught with groups including the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bankers Association, Canadian Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, London and District Financial Managers Association, Middlesex County Trustee and Receivers' Association, and The University of Western Ontario, where he taught Commercial Law and Secured Transactions.
Frank Highley has a Baccalaureate Degree in Political Sciences and Economics, as well as a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Windsor.
Mr. Highley's professional experience and community activities will be valuable assets in leading Fanshawe College's Board of Governors forward into the future.
David Crockett, First Vice-Chair
David Crockett has held the position of Facilities Redevelopment Vice President for the St. Joseph Health Centre and London Health Sciences Centre since 1996. His portfolio includes hospital restructuring and facilities management including design, construction, plant engineering and energy/ecological stewardship. He has 30 years experience working in hospital pharmacy and administration in Newmarket (York County Hospital), Toronto (Sunnybrook Hospital) and London. He served as the project manager for the Board initiated London hospital restructuring from 1994 to 1996.
David has a B.Sc. Pharmacy from the University of Toronto, and a Disputes and Conflict Resolution Certificate from the University of Windsor.
Mr. Crockett's expertise in facilities management is extremely important as the College continues to be a good steward of the environment.
Britta Winther, Second Vice-Chair
As an independent consultant, Britta Winther provides project management services to a variety of government and hospitality clients. She is currently working with the CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) of the City of London to design and implement a service-based organization and business plans throughout the corporation. Ms. Winther was the Project Manager during the construction of the London Convention Centre, serving as General Manager upon completion of the Centre. She is highly respected as both a successful business and community leader.
Ms. Winther has also held a number of management positions in local government and has also enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality sector. She has served on many community boards including the YMCA of London, YMCA Canada, London Regional Children's Museum and the Parkwood Hospital Foundation.
Britta is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario.
Ms. Winther's is highly respected as a successful business and community leader and her management abilities will be of great benefit to the Board of Governors and Fanshawe College.
New Board of Governors Member
Ms. Kate Young
Kate Young is well-known in the London area with over 30 years experience in the community. In July 2008, Kate assumed the role of Manager of Public Affairs and Community Relations for the Thames Valley District School Board. Prior to joining the school board, Kate was Manager of Community Relations for TD Bank Financial Group in London. Kate is remembered for her work as a television news anchor for CFPL-TV for almost 20 years.
At the Thames Valley District School Board, Kate's role is wide ranging - managing a department that oversees Media Relations, the Thames Valley Education Foundation, and the Community Use of Facilities Department.
In 2007, Kate was inducted into the London City Press Club Newsmakers' Hall of Fame for her service to the community and her work in the media. She has also been nominated for the J.S. Woodsworth Award recognizing people who fight racism in Ontario, and was given the Certificate of Appreciation from the Association of London Muslims. In 2000, Kate received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Fanshawe College and was nominated for the Premier's Award for her outstanding career achievements and her many contributions to the community.
Kate has been involved with a number of charitable organizations. She presently sits on the Jesse's Journey Board of Directors, and the Hazel Cryderman Weiss Foundation, as well as the Ontario Breast Screening Advisory Board. In the past Kate has served on the Museum London Board of Directors, the London Health Sciences Foundation and the Parkinson's Society of Canada Southwestern Ontario Advisory Committee.
Kate has two children, Lauren who is 20 and Bill who is 24.