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Board of Govenors

Alexander College is headed by a board of distinguished educators from educational institutions in BC. The Board of Governors considers and approves the overall operation of the College, supervises all academic programs, and ensures that periodic reviews and formal assessments are conducted by receiving information from the President and other sources, and by giving direction to the President.


Governance Council or Board

Title Name Sector Representation (i.e., external, faculty, staff, administration, student, etc.)
Chair David Robitaille, PhD, MA, BA; Professor Emeritus and former Head of the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, UBC External
Vice Chair Mackie Chase, MEd, RSA, BEd; Director Emerita, Centre for Intercultural Communication, UBC. External
Member Tony Akester, RPA; VP Asset Management, J.J.Barnicke Management. External
Member Valerie Overgaard, PhD, MA, BA; former Associate Superintendent of Schools, Vancouver School Board. External
Member Marv Westrom, PhD, MEd, BEd; Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, UBC.
President, Alexander College.
Administration
Member Patrick Zhao, MSc, RIPED.
Vice-President – Academic Affairs, Alexander College.
Administration
Member (ex officio) Hugh Johnston, PhD, MA, Dipl Ed, BA (Hons); Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of History, SFU.
Vice-President – Academic, Alexander College
Administration
Member (ex officio) Barbara Moon, PhD, BSc (Hons); Professor Emerita and former Head of the Department of Biology at University of the Fraser Valley.
Provost, Alexander College.
Administration
Member (ex officio) Eric Zhao, Dipl.
Vice-President – Operations, Alexander College
Administration
Member (ex officio) ACSA representative (TBA) Student

Governance – Senior Leadership Team

The senior leadership team at Alexander College is responsible for guiding and implementing the strategic initiatives of the college and for ensuring that the highest standards of operations, academic performance and student services are maintained.

Marv Westrom President PhD, MEd, BEd
Barbara Moon Provost PhD, BSc (Hons)
Hugh Johnston VP Academic PhD, MA, Dipl Ed, BA (Hons)
Patrick Zhao VP Academic Affairs MSc, RIPED
Eric Zhao VP Operations Dipl
Steve Roe Dean of Arts and Sciences PhD, MA, BA
Mandie Brooks Registrar MA (in progress), BA
Scott Marsden Director of Student Affairs MA, MLIS, BA
Lindsey bat Joseph Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences MA, MAHL, BEd, BA

Governance – Academic Structure

The work of the College Board of Governors is supported by an administrative structure in which the Board delegates institutional oversight to the President. The chart below outlines reporting relationships or typical lines of formal communication. Administrative units responsible for approvals are shown in gold. Units directly responsible for formulating educational decisions are shown in green. Blue depicts the foundational roles of students, faculty, and the external college advisory committee (*Standing Academic Standards Committee).