Patricia Trasolini, who served as vice-chair on the North Island College Board of Governors in the past year, will now assume the role of chair for the upcoming year. She takes over from Jane Atherton, who will continue to serve on the board as the past chair.
Trasolini joined the board in 2019 as a Campbell River representative. Her professional background is in education, where she has worked as a teacher of English, English literature, law, and public speaking.
“In my years on the Board of Governors, I have gained insights into the extent of NIC’s impact on the communities it serves,” said Trasolini.
She also emphasized NIC’s focus on Indigenization, international options, new approaches to reach remote communities, and the development of new programs as indications that the college is adapting to meet the needs of present and future work environments.
Shelley Dores, another Campbell River representative, will now serve as vice chair. She is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, and the president of Campbell River’s Tidemark Theatre board of directors.
The board also welcomed new members Jerad Langille, Claire Moglove, and Vicky White.
Langille is a chartered professional accountant who has been actively involved in his community as a duty coxswain with Royal Marine Search and Rescue and previously served as an RCMP auxiliary constable.
Moglove is a retired lawyer and former city councillor in Campbell River.
White is the Executive Director of the Tseshaht First Nation. She previously worked as a research officer at the Office of the Representative for Children and was employed by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council for over 20 years.
These three members will join Trasolini, Dores, Atherton, and other current members Nancy Arsenault, Barry Minaker, and Valery Puetz, as well as Murray Erickson (faculty representative) and Rylee LaTrace (support staff representative).
Additionally, two new student representatives were elected to the board this month. Business management student Shubham Chauhan and business administration student Kudakwashe Wingwiri will begin their one-year terms.
NIC President Lisa Domae and NIC Education Council chair Wilma Gus serve on the board as ex officio non-voting board members.
For more information on the work of NIC’s Board of Governors, including upcoming meetings and agendas, visit www.nic.bc.ca/board.