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Governance

Board-governed since 1978, Olds College operates under the authority of the Post-secondary Learning Act and is accountable to Alberta’s Minister of Advanced Education. Stated broadly, the Board’s purpose is to direct and protect Olds College by representing the public in its oversight and stewardship of public resources. The Board has been entrusted with our mission and resources and are held to the highest standards and fiduciary duties including:

Duty of Care which means exercising care, diligence and skill in its oversight. Board members must act honestly and in good faith with a view to the best interests of Olds College.

Duty of Loyalty which means that Board members must set aside their own interests or the interests of any other organization or sector and give their complete and undivided loyalty to Olds College.

Duty of Obedience which means that Board members have a responsibility to uphold the College’s mission and to follow its governing documents. It is the Board’s duty to ensure the organization’s purposes are carried out, and funds are used for lawful purposes consistent with our mission.

Olds College is deeply grateful to our Board members who willingly give of their time, expertise and diversity of viewpoints because they believe in, and are committed to, the future of Olds College.


Regular Board Meetings:

  • December 14, 2023 -  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Duncan Marshall Place Main Boardroom
  • February 22, 2024 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Duncan Marshall Place Main Boardroom
  • March 28, 2024  - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Duncan Marshall Place Main Boardroom
  • May 23, 2024  - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Duncan Marshall Place Main Boardroom
  • June 27, 2024  - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Duncan Marshall Place Main Boardroom

Board Agenda: February 22, 2024

Board Minutes: October 26, 2023 Minutes

Board Policy: Board of Governors Policy Manual


Olds College is a board-governed public College operating under the Post-secondary Learning Act.

  • Olds College is a provincially and industry sector focused, board-governed, public post-secondary institution operating in Alberta. It provides apprenticeship technical training, certificates, diplomas, applied degrees, and baccalaureate degrees designed to meet the needs of both learners and the Province of Alberta. 

    As the expertise and facilities at Olds College are both specialized and unique, including a significant land base for hands-on and work integrated learning, the College draws its student base from across the Province of Alberta, Canada and internationally.

    It collaborates with other post-secondary institutions, (through Campus Alberta Central) to support regional access to polytechnic education. It undertakes research and scholarly activities that align with the credentials it offers and are focused on strengthening economic development in the Province.
     
    While the College operates as a specialized agriculture technical institution for the Province of Alberta, it is currently designated as a comprehensive community college under the authority of the Post-secondary Learning Act (PSLA).

    Approved by the Minister of Advanced Education
    June 14, 2021

Board of Governors

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    Al Kemmere

    Interim Board Chair

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    Mykaela Bauer

    AUPE Representative

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    Gordon Cove

    Public Board Member

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    Tracy Gardner

    Public Board Member

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    Mabel Hamilton

    Public Board Member

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    Sarah Hayes

    Public Board Member

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    Brendan Richardson

    OCFA Representative

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    MacKenzie Rendall

    Student Representative

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    Celia Sutton

    Student Representative

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    Temporarily Vacant

    Public Board Member

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    Jennifer Wood

    Public Board Member

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    Ben Cecil

    President

Contact

Heather Steckly
Chief of Staff / FOIP Coordinator

403.559.7474
hsteckly@oldscollege.ca