Board of Governors

The University of Prince Edward Island Board of Governors is instituted under the terms of the University Act, a statute of the province of Prince Edward Island. The Act vests in the Board the responsibilities of conduct, management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the University. The Board is responsible for the stewardship of the University and delegates the daily management of the University to the President and Senior Administration. The University works within a bi-cameral structure and, therefore, the Board, as the senior governing body, shares institutional governance with the Senate.

The UPEI Board of Governors consists of 26 members, which includes the UPEI Chancellor; UPEI President; President of Holland College; nine members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, six members elected by the UPEI Board of Governors; two members elected by and from the UPEI Alumni Association; two members elected by and from the Senate of the University; two members elected by and from the Faculty of the University; and two members elected by and from the student body of the University.

Mr. Pat Sinnott
Chairman of the Board
Toronto, ON

Retired Executive

Dr. Don McDougall
Chancellor of UPEI
Stratford, ON
Dr. Alaa S. Abd-El-Aziz
President & Vice-Chancellor of UPEI
Charlottetown, PE
Ms. Kathy Hambly
Chair - Development, Fundraising, and External Relations Committee
Charlottetown, PE

Retired Executive Director and Business Owner

Mr. Scott D. Harper
Chair - Human Resources Committee
Kildare Capes, PE

Chief Executive Officer - Wind Energy Institute of Canada

Mrs. Margo Thompson
Chair - Property and Asset Committee
Summerside, PE

Mother and Volunteer

Mary Best
Charlottetown, PE

Chartered Accountant - ArsenaultBestCameronEllis

Dr. Rabin Bissessur
Charlottetown, PE

Chair, UPEI Chemistry Department

Bertha Campbell
New London, PE

Retired Registered Nurse

Mr. Tim Carroll
Stratford, PE

Professor - Faculty of Business, UPEI

Ms. Tracey Cutcliffe
Charlottetown, PE

Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Communications, Atlantic Lottery Corporation

Dr. Janice Gillis
Summerside, PE


Dr. Geraldine Johnston
Montague, PE

General Practitioner

Mr. Ed Lawlor
Charlottetown, PE

Retired Businessman

Mr. Alex MacBeath
Murray Harbour, PEI

CEO, Island Capital Partners

Ms. Shannon MacDonald
Toronto, ON

Managing Director, Health and Social Services

Dr. Brian McMillan
Pownal, PE

President - Holland College

Dr. James Moran
Charlottetown, PE

Associate Professor of History - UPEI

Dr. Liane Nelson
Hopewell Cape, NB


Mr. Duncan Shaw
Meadowbank, PE

President - Mullache Corporation

Mrs. Shauna Sullivan Curley, Q.C.
Charlottetown, PE

Retired Deputy Minister and Lawyer

Dianne MacLean
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 902-566-6780

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