Chairs of ON Universities

CCOU

Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities 2018-19

The Council of Chairs of Ontario Universities facilitates communication among Chairs, Vice-Chairs and Immediate Past Chairs of the governing bodies of Ontario universities, with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of Board governance.

Key Contact

Alexander Burnett

Senior Advisor

416-979-2165
ext. 206 | aburnett@cou.ca

Member Title Institution
Mark Nogalo Chair, Board of Governors Algoma University
Gary Comerford Chair, Board of Trustees Brock University
Robin Williams Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees Brock University
Nik Nanos Chair, Board of Governors Carleton University
Dan Fortin Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Carleton University
Chris Carruthers Past Chair, Board of Governors Carleton University
Kevin Golding Chair, Board of Governors University of Guelph
Shauneen Bruder Vice-Chair, Board of Governors University of Guelph
Paul Gallagher Vice-Chair, Board of Governors University of Guelph
Ross Murray Chair, Board of Governors Lakehead University
Angela Maltese Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Lakehead University
David Tamblyn Past Chair, Board of Governors Lakehead University
Jennifer Witty Chair, Board of Governors Laurentian University
Claude Lacroix Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Laurentian University
Paul Douglas Chair, Board of Governors McMaster University
Brad Merkel Vice-Chair, Board of Governors McMaster University
Tom Palangio Chair, Board of Governors Nipissing University
Gord Durnan Vice- Chair, Board of Governors Nipissing University
Jamie Watt Chair, Board of Governors OCAD University
Myrna Francis Vice-Chair, Board of Governors OCAD University
Claude Galipeau Vice-Chair, Board of Governors OCAD University
Douglas Allingham Chair, Board of Governors University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Kathryn Butler-Malette Chair, Board of Governors University of Ottawa
Jean-Paul Bédard Vice-Chair, Board of Governors University of Ottawa
Donald Raymond Chair, Board of Trustees Queen's University
Kelley McKinnon Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees Queen's University
Benita Warmbold Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees Queen's University
Daniel Tisch Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees Queen's University
Mary Wilson Trider Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees Queen's University
Janice Fukakusa Chair, Board of Governors Ryerson University
Mitch Frazer Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Ryerson University
Claire Kennedy Chair, Governing Council University of Toronto
Jane Pepino Vice-Chair, Governing Council University of Toronto
Stephen Kylie Chair, Board of Governors Trent University
Armand La Barge Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Trent University
Robyn Jacobson Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Trent University
Cindy Forbes (Vice-Chair) Chair, Board of Governors University of Waterloo
Thorsten Heins Vice-Chair, Board of Governors University of Waterloo
Paul Jenkins Chair, Board of Governors Western University
Rick Konrad Vice-Chair Board of Governors Western University
Jillian Swartz Chair, Board of Governors Wilfrid Laurier University
Peter Ansley Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Wilfrid Laurier University
Lynda Kitamura Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Wilfrid Laurier University
John Bowey Immediate Past Chair, Board of Governors Wilfrid Laurier University
Penny Allen Chair, Board of Governors University of Windsor
William Willis 1st Vice-Chair, Board of Governors University of Windsor
Jonathan Allison 2nd Vice-Chair, Board of Governors University of Windsor
Paul Tsaparis (Chair) Chair, Board of Governors York University
David McFadden Vice-Chair, Board of Governors York University
Lieutenant-General Fred Sutherland (Ret'd) Chair, Board of Governors Royal Military College of Canada
Rear-Admiral Luc Cassivi Vice-Chair, Board of Governors Royal Military College of Canada

COU Secretariat

Member Title
Andrew Naples Chief of Staff
Alexander Burnett Senior Advisor
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