The Management Board operates independently of government and of any individual college or the Ministry of 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.

  • Charles Pankratz

    Chair, Management Board

    Charles Pankratz has been involved in the field of adult education for more than 30 years, most of it at Bow Valley College. He has a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Calgary. In the first part of his career, he was involved in the English language learning field in Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Canada as an instructor, program coordinator, and dean. He went on to serve as the dean of the Centre for Excellence in Foundational Learning at the college for 10 years. Charles is the Director of Enrolment Services and Registrar at Bow Valley College, a position he has held since 2011. Charles has been a member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Skills Solution Forum, Alberta Employment and Immigration Provincial Training Provider Advisory Committee, United Way’s All in For Youth committee and chaired the Provincial Adult Upgrading Committee for 6 years. He has been involved in OCQAS since 2014 and has been an audit panel chair for 4 college audits.

Board Members

  • 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

  • Daniel Giroux

    President, Collège Boréal

    President, Collège Boréal

    Toronto, Ontario

    Daniel Giroux has been in the college system for over 20 years.  He has held many positions in college system that have permitted him to clearly grasp and understand the importance of quality in the college system.  These positions include management positions in finance, Director of Workforce and Business Development, Dean of Trades and Technology, Vice- President Workforce and Business Development, and Vice-President of Academic.    Before joining the College system, Giroux worked in the mining industry. As General Manager of Timberock International, Giroux helped the team meet the ISO 9001 standard.

     

  • Don Duclos

    Registrar, Confederation College

    Registrar, Confederation College

    Thunder Bay, Ontario

    Don Duclos is currently the Registrar at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. He has worked at the college since 2000 in a number of different areas including Information Technology, Curriculum Development, Institutional Research, Student Services, Academic Quality Assurance and the Office of the Vice President Academic. Don was the first Director of Quality Assurance at Confederation College and help lead their first full OCQAP process and has been involved with the PQAPA process and has served on a number of audit teams and panels. He has been the Registrar for the past 4 years and also manages Continuing Education, Online Learning, and is the Chair of the Research Ethics Board. Don is a member of the Ontario Learn Board of Directors and is on the executive representing small colleges on CCVPS. He earned his MA Ed. (Leadership in Higher Education) from OISE in 2010.

  • 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.

  • Jecema Hewitt Vasil

    President, College Student Alliance (CSA)

    President, College Student Alliance (CSA)

    Jecema is student at Centennial College of their Bachelor of Public Relations Management program. She is based in Toronto and has been involved in student government for the last three years. She was the College Student Alliance director last year and this year (2019/2020) she is the President.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • New

    Vice-President

    Vice-President

    Ottawa, Ontario

  • New

    Quality Lead

    Quality Lead

    Toronto, Ontario

     

  • 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.