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Governance

Regent College is governed by a Board of Governors and a Senate.

The Board of Governors

The role of the Board of Governors is to manage the business, affairs, property, and revenue of the College. The Board has the authority to govern the College’s operations, appoint the President, appoint faculty and senior staff members, and grant degrees in theology.

The Board meets three times a year: in January, April, and October.

Executive Committee

Roger Laing, Chair
Member of Strategic Executive Team of RLG International, Calgary, AB

Brent Burgess, Chair, External Relations Committee
Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Triangle Capital Corporation, Regent alumnus, Raleigh, NC

Louise Darou, Chair, Academic Affairs Committee
Human Resources Consultant with Royal Trust/RBC (retired), Vancouver, BC

Connally Gilliam, Chair, Student Relations Committee
Special Counsel to US National Director of US Navigators, author, Regent alumna, Washington, DC

Peter Lynas, Chair, Marketplace Institute Committee
Lawyer, business person, pastor, Regent alumnus, County Derry, Northern Ireland

Jeffrey Greenman, President, Regent College

Members

Michael Boda, Member
Chief Electoral Officer, Province of Saskatchewan
Chief Executive Officer, Elections Saskatchewan

Jim Hurlburt, Member
Lawyer, BNSF Railway, Fort Worth, Texas

Doug Lang, Member, Student Relations Committee
Vancouver Police Department, retired; dl Consulting Ltd.

David Ley, Member, Academic Affairs Committee
Professor of Geography at UBC, Vancouver, BC

Dean Miller, Member
Rector, Church of the Ascension

Earl Phillips, Member, Administration and Finance Committee
Workplace Consultant/Lawyer

Bill Stewart, Member, Administration and Finance Committee
Vice-President, Sales & Client Services, FinancialCAD Corporation, Delta, BC

Jonathan Tucker, Member
CA, Tucker Professional Corporation

Shaila Visser, Member, Marketplace Institute Committee
National Directory, Alpha Canada; Global Executive Team, Alpha International

invited guests of the board

Lynne Smith, Assistant to the President and Board Coordinator
president@regent-college.edu

Karen Boldt
Director of Finance, Regent College

Julie Lane Gay
Acting Director of Donor Relations, Regent College

Bruce Hindmarsh, Faculty Representative
James Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College

Diane Stinton
Dean of Students, Regent College

David Paul Devaraj, Student Representative
President, Regent College Student Association


The Senate

The Senate is responsible for the academic governance and educational policy of the College.

alumni representative

Brie Tarras
Vancouver, BC

board appointees

David Ley
Canada Research Chair of Geography, UBC, Vancouver, BC

Shaila Visser
National Director, Alpha Ministries Canada

community representative


faculty representatives

Ross Hastings
Associate Professor, Regent College

Rikk Watts
Professor, Regent College

Iwan Russell-Jones
Associate Professor, Regent College

Phil Long
Professor, Regent College

student representatives

David Paul Devaraj
President, Regent College Student Association

Dafydd Russell-Jones
Vice-President Internal, Regent College Student Association

ubc appointee

Bonita Sawatzky
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, UBC, Vancouver, BC

ex-officio

Jeffrey Greenman, Chair
President, Regent College

Paul Spilsbury
Academic Dean 

Gerry Schoberg
Senior Academic Administrator, Regent College

James Smoker, Secretary
Assistant to the Academic Dean, Regent College



Academic Committees

Academic Policy Committee

Chair: Paul Spilsbury, Academic Dean
For approval of all academic policies.

Academic Standards Committee

Chair: Gerry Schoberg
For approval of all appeals for exemption to academic policy and program requirements.

Thesis Proposal Approval Committee

Chair: Phil Long
For approval of all MA and ThM thesis proposals.

Arts Advisory Committee

Chair: Iwan Russell-Jones
For approval of integrative project in the arts and theology proposals, and other arts-related issues.

Financial Aid Committee

Chair: Gerry Schoberg, Senior Academic Administrator
For approval of all applications for financial aid and for appeals to financial aid policy.

MDiv Committee

Chair: Ross Hastings
For approval of students progressing from the Vocational Discernment Stage to the Candidacy Stage of the MDiv program, and other MDiv-related issues.

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