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Board of Governors Recruitment 2018: External Candidates

Position Profile

Sheridan is seeking to recruit passionate, visionary and experienced candidates to its highest volunteer body — the Board of Governors.


Our Board is dedicated, inquisitive and collaborative. Its members are committed to stewarding Sheridan’s future by ensuring its ongoing excellence and sustainability. The Board values the diversity inherent in Sheridan’s home communities and is interested in understanding the demographics, perspectives and needs of its stakeholders.

To complement the existing slate of Governors, Sheridan is particularly interested in recruiting individuals with senior-level work/governance experience in finance, accounting, postsecondary education, industries that align with our academic programming, or a commitment to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship.

Sheridan strives to create an equitable and inclusive teaching, learning and working environment. All qualified individuals who reflect the rich diversity of Canadian society, including equity-seeking group members are encouraged to apply.

About Sheridan

Sheridan is a Canadian leader in postsecondary education, educating approximately 23,000 full-time and 18,500 continuing and part-time studies students every year on three campuses in three Ontario cities — Oakville, Mississauga and Brampton.

We’re the polytechnic and undergraduate educational backbone of the West GTA. Our hallmarks include a broad range of credentials — from apprenticeships to degrees — a dedication to innovation and experiential learning, small class sizes and a steadfast commitment to involve students in applied research and creative activities.

With a strong focus on fostering student success and teaching and learning excellence, Sheridan delivers a premier, purposeful educational experience in a polytechnic environment. Our 170,000 alumni make valuable contributions to the fields of business, the arts, community service, health and technology. Our graduates include a long list of nominees and winners of Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Canadian Screen Awards and Annie Awards.

About the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors has responsibility for the stewardship of Sheridan by establishing appropriate governance and risk management strategies to ensure the institution’s strategic objectives and outcomes are met, its assets are protected, and its long-term growth and sustainability are assured. It must conduct the affairs of the institution lawfully and in accordance with approved guidelines, policies and by-laws and uphold Sheridan’s values. The Board delegates responsibility for general management and supervision of the affairs and operations of Sheridan to the President and Vice Chancellor. The Board supervises and evaluates management’s execution of Board-approved strategies and plans.

Board Composition

The Board of Governors is comprised of 12 external board members (including four Lieutenant Governor in Council appointments), four internal members representing each constituency within the college (faculty, support staff, administrative and student), the President and Vice Chancellor, Treasurer and Secretary.


Board members serve an initial term of three years and are eligible for reappointment for one additional three-year term, for a maximum of six consecutive years.

Time Commitment

Approximately 10–15 hours per month (meeting preparation, attending Board and Committee meetings, etc.). Meetings are held between September and June of each year.

Contact Information

Please submit your expression of interest to: Jessica Hinchliffe, Assistant Secretary of the Board
Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
1430 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, Ontario
L6H 2L1
T: (905) 815-4021