The Management Board operates independently of government and of any individual college or the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. It develops policy and oversees the implementation of related processes within its specific mandate. Members of the Management Board are drawn from business and industry, higher education facilities in other jurisdictions, student organizations, and from the College system in Ontario. This blend of ‘internal’ and ‘external’ membership is in keeping with international best practices for quality assurance agencies. Appointments are made on the basis of experience in quality assurance roles and skills identified as being required by the Board as a whole.

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    Joy Warkentin

    Chair, Management Board

    Joy Warkentin, educated as a registered nurse, and with a Master of Education in Curriculum, was appointed Chair of the Management Board in September 2009. Following a 40-year career in education, Joy retired from Fanshawe College in late 2008 after serving as Senior Vice-President Academic Services since 2000. She was the 2009 recipient of the Minister’s Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities for her contributions to Ontario’s college system.

    In addition to chairing the Management Board of the OCQAS, Joy has served on a number of Boards including the Aids Committee of London, Southwest CCAC, Children’s Aid Society of London, Middlesex, Northwest CHC, and Northwest LHIN.

Board Members

  • Ann Buller

    President and CEO, Centennial College

    President and CEO, Centennial College

    Toronto, Ontario

    Ann Buller has been the President and CEO of Centennial College since 2004. Throughout her distinguished career, which spans over 25 years in the College system, she has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to institutional excellence and student success.

    President Buller is steadfast in her belief that colleges must meet the economic and social inclusion imperatives facing our country, and she has led Centennial through a remarkable period of organizational growth and change. Her vision and commitment to quality in all aspects of learning and teaching has been demonstrated through several initiatives. As President, Buller created the President’s Task Force on Learning that produced key recommendations for the founding of a role and a center dedicated to building the College’s organizational learning capacity, and also encouraged the development of metrics that would accurately tell the College’s story of success and impact.

    Buller also directed the development of a comprehensive Quality Assurance framework for the College and supported the allocation of resources to strengthen internal comprehensive review processes and criteria. She has continued to champion reflective processes which continually evaluate the approaches and results of the pursuit of learning and teaching excellence.

    President Buller is a member of several boards and committees, including the Canadian Bureau for International Education, and works tirelessly as an advocate for Centennial and the College system. She has earned numerous prestigious honours and awards, including the CASE Chief Executive Leadership Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

  • Barbara Kelly

    Executive Dean, Academic Administration

    Executive Dean, Academic Administration

    Kitchener, Ontario

    Barbara Kelly is the Vice President Academic and Administration at Conestoga College. She started her Ontario college career at Fanshawe College as a professor. Prior to joining Conestoga, Barbara worked in the United Arab Emirates and in England. While in the UAE, Barbara worked as an assessor for the Dubai Quality Award. As part of her portfolio, Kelly has responsibility for quality assurance throughout the college.

    Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Education degree from Western University, a Master of Science Human Resources and Training from England

  • Elaine Pop

    Vice-President Academic, Durham College

    Vice-President Academic, Durham College

    Oshawa, Ontario

    Dr. Elaine Popp has been the vice-president, Academic at Durham College since 2015.  In this role, she provides oversight to the academic schools, and academic departments.

    Under Popp’s leadership, Durham College will begin offering its first degree program, the Honours Bachelor of Health Care Technology Management, in fall 2018.

    Before joining Durham College, Popp was the associate vice-president, Academic, at Humber College.  During her 16 years tenure at Humber, Popp was also head of the Kinesiology degree program at the University of Guelph-Humber.

    She is a member of the Ontario College Quality Assurance Service (OCQAS) Management Board, and the Chair Academy’s International Practitioners Board.

    Popp holds a Ph.D. in Biology from York University.  Her graduate research involved the examination of mitochondrial formation in cardiac muscle.

  • Jeffrey H. Rosen, PhD

    Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Director of the Open Pathway, Higher Learning Commission

    Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Director of the Open Pathway, Higher Learning Commission

    Chicago, Illinois, USA

    The Higher Learning Commission accredits more than 1,000 colleges and universities in nineteen states in the USA. Rosen has been a V.P. at the Commission since 2012. In addition to advising academic leaders about the accreditation process and assigning peer review teams, he manages the institutional change process for 130 institutions, oversees the Quality Initiative process in the Open Pathway and the approval protocol for Direct Assessment Competency Based programs, and manages the Commission’s program for Visiting Scholars and Interns. He is a former dean of continuing and professional studies at three research universities in Chicago, a professor of art history, and an elected Trustee of a community college.

  • Jerry Selby

    Lead, Institutional Quality Assurance, Confederation College

    Lead, Institutional Quality Assurance, Confederation College

    Thunder Bay, Ontario

    Accomplished, pragmatic and results-oriented business and operations management professional, with a combined 27 years’ experience providing senior level leadership in organizational development and optimization initiatives, and Quality management in aviation operations and post-secondary educational programming. Well-traveled and experienced in cross-cultural business dynamics with distinctive accomplishments in the management of high value capital projects, aviation approved certificates and aircraft fleet maintenance. Skilled in the application of Operations Research techniques and establishing goal-oriented organizational structures for achieving desired corporate objectives – Jerry holds a BSc. in Industrial Management and a Masters in Production Engineering Management from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Science from Lakehead University – he produced a research paper on ‘Managing International Student Success’ as part of his research for this degree.

  • Joel Willet

    President, College Student Alliance

    President, College Student Alliance

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  • Laurel Schollen

    Vice-President Academic, Seneca College

    Vice-President Academic, Seneca College

    Toronto, Ontario

    Laurel Schollen is a higher education leader with more than 30 years of teaching and administration experience in the Ontario public college sector.  She rejoined Seneca as Vice President Academic in September 2016, after serving as Vice President Academic at Fleming College in Peterborough between 2014-16. Laurel was the Dean of Applied Science and Engineering Technology at Seneca between 2003 and 2010 and Associate Vice President Academic from 2011 to 2014. Between 2005 and 2014 Laurel was also project director for two Ontario College system wide research studies: The College Mathematics Project and the College Student Achievement Project which linked first year college student achievement results in mathematics and language with their secondary school course choice and achievement, the first linked data set to span the secondary to postsecondary “divide”.  Laurel has continued her studies and is presently enrolled in post graduate courses at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

  • Lynn Casimiro

    Vice President Academic and Student Success, La CIte College

    Vice President Academic and Student Success, La CIte College

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Ms. Lynn Casimiro is the Vice President Academic and Student Success at La Cité College since January 2016. She has a master’s degree in human kinetics and a PhD in education from the University of Ottawa. Prior Ms. Casimiro had held the positions of Director of education, Chair of the Research in Ethics Committee, and researcher at the Montfort Hospital’s Research Institute. With a genuine passion for improving students’ experience and success, Ms. Casimiro has played a leading role in several projects: developing and implementing performance improvement plans with stakeholders; creating a new model for providing training; and developing several new online training tools.

    Ms. Casimiro was previously Executive Director of the Academic Health Council – Champlain Region (AHC) at the University of Ottawa from 2007 to 2009, where she was responsible for implementing and managing a new collaborative organization joining La Cité, Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa, and aiming to encourage a unified approach to healthcare teaching, research and practices, in the spirit of interprofessionalism.

    Ms. Casimiro has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, budget management, human resources, teaching, research, and ongoing professional development. Her leadership style is rooted in teamwork, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and continuous improvement.

  • Mark Davies

    President, KJA Consultants Inc.

    President, KJA Consultants Inc.

    As Director of Quality Assurance for Oxford Properties Group for eight years Davies was responsible for process improvement across the company for this national owner and manager of commercial real estate company. Davies received formal training as a Six Sigma Black Belt and held the America Society for Quality designation as a Certified Quality Manager. Currently, as the owner of an elevator engineering consulting company he ensures a focus on process improvement and quality control as an integral part of the operation of the business.

  • Nicholas Rubidge

    Chair, the Degree Quality Assurance Board, Province of British Columbia

    Chair, the Degree Quality Assurance Board, Province of British Columbia

    Victoria, British Columbia

    Nicholas Rubidge has more than 40 years’ experience in the post-secondary education system. Upon his retirement from the presidency of the College of the Rockies, Rubidge was appointed President Emeritus. Before joining the College of the Rockies, he served 23 years in various capacities in the Province’s Ministry of Advanced Education, lastly as director of the colleges and institutional planning branch at the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, Training and Technology in Victoria, and as vice-president of Royal Roads University.

    In 1975, Rubidge was one of the educational administrators hired to create a multi-campus college for the East Kootenay region. That college became East Kootenay Community College and was later renamed College of the Rockies.

    Rubidge serves as chair of the Province of British Columbia’s Degree Quality Assurance Board and was chair of the BC Post-Secondary Employers Association. He has represented the province of British Columbia and Canada at various national and international venues, such as the Council of Canadian Ministers of Education (CMEC), the commonwealth ministers of education, and meetings of the South-East Asia ministers of education.

    His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from London University in England, a master’s degree in agricultural economics, and a doctorate in adult education from the University of British Columbia.

  • Tracy Gedies

    Director, Centre for Academic Excellence Quality through Collaboration, Fanshawe College

    Director, Centre for Academic Excellence Quality through Collaboration, Fanshawe College

    Toronto, Ontario

    Dr. Tracy Gedies is the Director of the Centre for Academic Excellence at Fanshawe College. Tracy holds a Doctorate of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. As Director of the Centre for Academic Excellence, Tracy provides leadership to operationalize quality assurance processes in collaboration with partners both internal and external to the College as they pertain to program development, program review, elearning and pathways activity. She is currently the quality assurance college representative on the OCQAS Management Board and co-chair of CDOG.