North Island College welcomes recently retired lawyer and long-time Port Alberni resident Eric Mosley to its Board of Governors this month.
Mosley was sworn in at the regular board meeting in Campbell River on March 9.
“We are pleased to have a skilled lawyer and advocate for Port Alberni at the board table,” said NIC Board Chair Derek Lamb. “Eric has extensive legal experience, a passion for Port Alberni and a first-hand knowledge of the value of a college education. It is my pleasure to welcome him to the board today.”
He graduated from the Osgoode Law School at York University in 1976, moving to Port Alberni the same year to article for Badovinac & Scoffield as Port Alberni’s first law student. He became a partner a year later, specializing in commercial law, wills, estates, real estate and creditor remedies until his retirement 40 years later.
“Port Alberni has been good to me, so it’s nice to have the opportunity to be able give back through the NIC board.” Mosley said. “I know the value community colleges provide through personal experience. Smaller class sizes, greater interaction with classmates, one-on-one time with instructors and lower tuition costs benefit both students starting their post-secondary education and their families.”
Mosley joins board chair Derek Lamb, vice-chair Jane Murphy as well as community members Bruce Bell, Greg Phelps, Rob Everson, Roy Grant, students Jerry Mundi and Justin Whitehead as well as elected faculty and staff Kim Gibson and Cathy Reyno on the board.