Academic Governance

A message from the Chair of Academic Council,
Dr. Carolyne Smart

The Acsenda Academic Governance Council plays a primary role in ensuring that this commitment to program quality and student learning is paramount. The Council approves program curricula, monitors student achievement, and makes recommendations to the President to ensure continuous improvement. The Council also has responsibility for approving the awarding of degrees when students complete their programs of study and for ensuring liaison with the Degree Quality Assessment Board of British Columbia.

The Council membership includes faculty, student, alumni, and administrative representatives as well as a number of external appointments with experience in teaching, research and governance in various Canadian universities and colleges and ministries of advanced education.

For more information, please go to the faculty section on the Acsenda website.

Academic Governance

Sir John Daniel
(M.A., M.A. (Ed.Tech.), D ès-Sc.)

Chancellor

Academic Governance

Dr. Carolyne Smart
(B.Comm, MBA, Ph.D.)

Chair of Academic Council

Academic Governance

Dr. Glen M. Farrell
(B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D., LLD)

Past Chair

Academic Governance

Dr. Nicolas Rubidge
(B.Sc., M.A., Ph.D)

External Academic

Academic Governance

Dr. Ross Paul

(B.A, M.A, Ph.D.)

External Academic

Academic Governance

Dr. Patricia Plackett
(BA, MBA, Ph.D.)

External Academic

Academic Governance

Michael Tittel

(BHM)

External Academic

Academic Governance

Neil Mort
(BA, MA, MBA, Ed.D
candidate 2021)

President

Academic Governance

Dr. Pedro Cortina
(B.A., M.Ed, Ed.D)

Vice President, Academic

Academic Governance

Scott Robertson

Senior Vice President, EduCo Canada (Designate of the Ownership Group)

Dr. Chehra Aboukinane

Dr. Chehra Aboukinane
(MSc, EMBA, Ph.D., P.Eng)

Vice President, Compliance, Program Development & Partnerships

Ray Rahimi

Dr. Melissa Ethridge 
(B.Sc., M.Sc, Ed.D)

Director, Student Services

Thomas Gomes

Dr. Thomas Gomes
(M.Sc., MBA, M.Phil., Ph.D.)

BHM Director

Ali de Haan

(BFA, MLIS)

Manager, Library, & Instructional Services

Henrique Gea

Henrique Gea
(MAS)

Registrar

Melissa Ethridge

Ray Rahimi

(M.Ed, TESL)

Director of English

Louis Blais

Louis Blais
(MBA)

Faculty Representative

Nathan Arney
(BA, MBA)

Faculty Representative