Academic Board Constitution

The University of Fredericton has parallel lines of authority, with academic issues brought up through faculty, Deans, and ultimately to the Chair of the Academic Board, while the financial dimensions are brought up through a parallel organization on the business side. The result is that there is a place for advocacy of academic issues that is not automatically trumped by financial considerations while exercising the best management practices.

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Academic Organization & the Roles of University Officers

The respective powers, duties and responsibilities for officers of the University are set forth in the Bylaws of the Board of Directors, the University’s Academic Board Constitution, and adopted University Policies.

The President of the University is the chief administrative officer of the University and has the responsibility for the appointment of the Provost and Vice Presidents, and with the Provost for the appointment of Deans, and approval of other Departmental leaders. The President represents the University and is its executive agent empowered with general supervision of the affairs of the University.

The Provost and V.P. Academics is the chief executive officer next in authority to the President, and serves as President of the University’s Academic Board. The responsibilities associated with this position include the supervision of the academic programs of the entire University, the development and administration of the University academic policies and programmes, and attend to the affairs of the Academic Board. Above all, the Office of the Provost ensures that the needs of students, faculty and staff are met.

Deans of the University have responsibilities for supervising and correlating the instructional, and educational activities of the colleges. The Deans have primary responsibility for the curricula of the University’s programmes, for faculty recruitment, for the assignment of duties for personnel within their offices, for the quality of service rendered by those individuals; and provide recommendations to the Provost regarding salary increases, promotions, actions on all appointments or non-reappointments/terminations within their respective academic programme(s).

Associate and Assistant Deans provide support to the Deans in various capacities including academic, personnel, budgetary and student issues.

Course and Area Coordinators serve as the chief representative of expertise within an academic subject and/or specialty fields of study. The position of a Coordinator is established by appointment on an annual and as needed basis. Individuals serving in these positions are responsible for communicating and administering policies and procedures of the University and for coordinating the development of a consistency-organized arrangement of curricula. Together with the appropriate Dean, the Coordinator is charged with the recruiting and professional development of new faculty; and making recommendations to the appropriate Dean for faculty appointments, reappointments, promotions, salary increases and terminations of service. The Coordinator is also expected to consult in a formalized way with the appropriate Dean on matters of faculty status.

Academic Board




Kenneth Green, Ph. D., Provost of the University of Fredericton
President of the Academic BoardPh.D. and M.Sc. from the Ohio State University, B.A. from Eastern Washington University

Adam Cole
Academic Board Member.

Executive MBA from the University of Fredericton and a Bachelor of Math (Honors) from the University of Waterloo.

Founder & President, HealthChainRx; Partner, REDDS Venture Investment Partners; Digital Health Executive

Keith Endresen
Academic Board Member

MBA from the University of Fredericton, BA from the University of Alberta and a Diploma in Engineering Design from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Keith Endresen is currently Executive Director, Policy and Planning Division, Department of Energy and Mines, New Brunswick.

Dr. Mona Engvig
Academic Board Member

Ph.D. (Education Administration and Policy Analysis) from Stanford University, M.A. (Sociology) from Stanford University, M.A. (Arts Administration) from Golden Gate University,

Dr. Engvig is a consultant as an eLearning Specialist, author of two published books in the field of eLearning, and author of several articles on eLearning, educational innovation, and various topics related to management and leaderships. She serves as a senior member of the UFred faculty; and in 2008 was the recipient of the prestigious Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Maryland University College within the Graduate School of Management and Technology.

Dr. Gordon Lucas
Academic Board Member

Ph.D. (Management) from the University of Bradford, UK; MBA (Organizational and Management) from Syracuse University; MA (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario; BA (Honours Economics) from Carleton University.

Dr. Gordon Lucas is currently President of Lucas Strategy. He is also a faculty member at both the University of Toronto and the University of Fredericton.

Dr. Donald McCain, Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business
Academic Board Member

EdD (HRM) from Vanderbilt University; MBA (Human Resource Management and Marketing) from Middle Tennessee State University; M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; BBA (Marketing and Economics) from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Donald McCain is owner of Performance Advantage Group, Nashville, Tennessee and also provides services as a Senior Professor in the Sandermoen School of Business. He has served as a visiting and adjunct professor at a number of other universities as well, including Vanderbilt, Belmont, Tennessee State University, and University of Phoenix.

Amanda McCluskey-Prieto
Academic Board Member

Ed.D from St. John’s University; Executive MBA from Lansbridge University; BBA from the University of New Brunswick.

Amanda McCluskey-Prieto is currently Senior Instructional Technologist at Rutgers University, Rutgers Business School, an Adjunct Professor in business technologies and statistics at St. John’s University (New York) and Rutgers University (New Jersey).

Dr. Sheri McKillop, Vice President of Academics
Academic Board Member

Doctorate of Business Administration from Northcentral University, MBA from the University of Fredericton and a BHE from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Dr. McKillop is passionate about delivering quality education to working professionals and continues to pursue research related to online studies.

Robert Presley
Academic Board Member

MBA Candidate with the University of Fredericton, BEng (Chemical Engineering) from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Robert is currently a professional speaker and the Founder and President of Vectored Approaches Inc. He is passionate about advancing the approaches that facilitate the realization of personal and professional growth, development and excellence.

Fiorella Sist
Academic Board Member

Executive MBA from the University of Fredericton, B.Eng (Metallurgical) from McGill University.

Fiorella Sist is currently the Director Operational Excellence at Silver Standard Resources Inc.

Mike Sekerka
Academic Board Member

Executive MBA from the University of Fredericton, M.Eng (Electrical) from the McGill University; BEng (Engineer Physics, 1st Class Honours) from the Royal Military College.

Mike Sekerka is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Neptec Technologies Corp.

Tracy Pugh, Registrar of the University of Fredericton
Secretary of the Academic Board



Board of Directors

Kjetil Sandermoen, Chairman of the Board of Directors

“My drive and passion is lifelong learning. For me, it is contagious; once you get going you cannot stop – you just want more. It is my source of continuous personal growth.”

Kjetil Sandermoen, Managing Director of Lighthouse AS, a Norwegian management consulting company, has an MA in Economics from Karlstad University in Sweden, and is fluent in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, English and German.

Don Roy, Director and President

“We push the boundaries of educational delivery to create engaging, challenging and relevant learning experiences that are responsive to our students needs. Our team thrives on creating the absolute best learning environment, allowing students’ to maximize their personal and professional potential with minimum disruption to their lives.”

Don Roy is the President of the University of Fredericton and an EMBA alumni from Saint Mary’s University.

Paul LaBarge, Secretary

“CATA is all about advanced technologies and innovation. The University of Fredericton is all about application of technology to life long learning. It’s a natural affinity which is a critical part of personal growth.”

Paul LaBarge is a founding partner of LaBarge Weinstein, a business law firm established in Ottawa in 1997. He received his BA in Economics from McMaster University in 1971, graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School 1974 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1976 and the Bar of Alberta in 1981.

Dr. Shimon Rojany, Member

Dr. Rojany is a Principal Associate with over twenty years of consulting experience with the Adizes Institute. He focuses on the development of organizational mission and vision, the design and implementation of organizational structures, and the design and monitoring of managerial and financial accountability systems. His work has taken him all over the world and across many globally diversified industries. He has also trained many consultants and executives in various areas of financial and managerial disciplines. Dr. Rojany has work with the Adizes Institute since 1991 except for 2008-2009 (CIM Group, where he served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer) and 2000-2003 (ClickSoftware, where he served as co-founder, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer).

Dr. Rojany earned doctorate degree in Organizational Transformation from the Adizes Graduate School and an MBA in Management Decision Systems from the University of Southern California (Beta Gamma Sigma), and a B.Sc. degree in accounting California State University, Northridge (Magna Cum Laude). He is also a former CPA.

Jonas Sandermoen, Member

Jonas Sandermoen holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Aarhus University School of Law in Denmark. He is the Co-Founder of Stoeve, Sandermoen & CO AS, a Norwegian real estate company. He currently works as Managing Director at 3ALT AG in Zug, Switzerland. 3ALT is an eLearning company that offers a range of learning services, including content development, custom courseware, corporate training, and more.

Program Advisory Council

A Program Advisory Council (PAC) is a group of volunteers that provides expert advice to a school or department on program-related matters such as trends in the pertinent industry, discipline or profession, learning objectives, curriculum, teaching methodology and program review. As the PAC is advisory in nature, it shall be designated as a “Council.” In general, the PAC provides advice to a program director, and may recommend such actions as it deems appropriate; and, with the agreement of the program director, it may play an active ongoing role in the life of the program and the academic unit. However, PACs are not authorized to make decisions on behalf of the program, school/department or the University, as decision-making authority rests ultimately with the Academic Board or the Board of Directors.

John Reid
President and CEO of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATAAlliance).Mr. Reid’s career has encompassed many years of experience in government and industry. He has worked as a Commerce Officer with the Federal Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce and Energy, Mines and Resources after a stint in the financial community in London, England and research intern to the Copper Council in Paris, France. Prior to joining CATAAlliance, he directed the legislative activities of the Mining Association of Canada. Born in London, Ontario, Mr. Reid received his Honour’s B.A. (Political Science and Economics) from the University of North Carolina, Senior Diploma in French Language and Literature from the Universite d’Aix-Marseille, France and Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Mr. Reid is a former Chairman of the Ottawa branch, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council to the Minister of Employment and Immigration. He sits on a number of high level Task Forces and Boards has published numerous articles and reviews in the area of government relations and communications. Mr. Reid appears regularly on radio and TV speaking on behalf of Canada’s high tech industries.
   Dylan Short

CRM, CHSC, Managing Director of The Redlands Group

Dylan is Managing Director of The Redlands Group Inc., and an innovative and accomplished Senior Safety, Health and Education Executive with a variety of solid contributions in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He is a Certified Health and Safety Consultant (CHSC) and a Canadian Risk Manager (CRM). Dylan has also held a number of other executive level positions including Director, Occupational Health & Safety and Vice President, Safety. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Dylan also serves in a number of volunteer capacities, including Director of Educational Services for the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering and Canadian Technical Committee member developing ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems for the Standards Council of Canada.

David LePage
Principal at Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd

David LePage is a Principal with Accelerating Social Impact CCC, Ltd. (ASI), one of Canada’s first social purpose hybrid corporations. Through ASI David provides direct support and strategic advice to the emerging blended value business and social finance sectors.

David is the Chair of the Social Enterprise Council of Canada and a Program Adjunct to the Sandermoen School of Business MBA in Social Enterprise Leadership. He is a member of the Social Enterprise World Forum Steering Group, the Canadian CED Network Policy Council, Imagine Canada’s Advisory Committee, and BC’s Partners for Social Impact. David is the former Team Manager of enp-BC and played a lead role in the development of enp-Canada.

He has worked in the non-profit and related fields for over 35 years, in a very broad range of communities and cultures.

   Maura McLarenCAE, Executive Director and CEO at Real Estate Institute of Canada

Maura McLaren has spent her entire 36 year working career in the non-profit industry. For the past nine years, she has been the Executive Director and CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Canada (REIC). REIC is a National organization, headquartered in Toronto, with professional Real Estate industry members across the country. They currently have 1800 members representing 2300 designations in 14 chapters from coast to coast. This year, the institute will hold 66 in class courses across the country with a total of almost 1000 students. REIC has a budget of $1.75 million and a staff of 9 full-time employees. As CEO, Maura has sole responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Institute. Her role as Executive Director is to propose policy and strategic direction to the Board so that in partnership with the elected volunteer leadership, they can achieve the goals and further the mission of the Institute. She has been a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) since 1983 and attained her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in June, 2010. She currently serves as Vice-Chair on the CSAE National Board of Directors. She is also Chair of the CSAE Finance & Audit Committees. Previously, she chaired the Policy Task Force and the CSAE Honours and Awards Committee. Maura also sits on the International Services Advisory Board for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Her hobbies include fly fishing, skeet shooting and reading.

  Rod Murphy
Regional VP Atlantic at Cisco SystemsBiography coming soon.

International Council

The International Council recommends appropriate strategies for individual countries and best practices for the delivery of the University Of Fredericton graduate education within different cultures. The University of Fredericton program design is guided by advice from industrial, academic, government, and consumer representatives. The University of Fredericton is committed to give all its students the ability to learn and work effectively in multicultural environments and is developing mixed cohorts of international and domestic students and is forging strategic alliances with leading international education institutions. The University of Fredericton has various partners to deliver its programming internationally in countries such as China and Mexico.