Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Description of Responsibilities

The Board of Directors is the highest governing body of the Association as defined by the SMUSA Constitution, a governing document which can only be changed by a referendum.

The Board consists of up to nine students who are elected from the membership to serve for a term of two years. It is tasked with setting the Association’s direction every year and holding the President accountable to fulfill the Board’s vision. The Board is structured under a Policy Governance Model whereas Board members author and amend policy consisting of:

  1. Executive Limitations – policies that optimize empowerment for management by setting limits
  2. Governance Process – policies that determine the Board’s scope
  3. Board-Management Delegation – linking governance to the President
  4. Ends Policies – the real bottom-line defining what the organization is for and not what it does

The President acts as the Chief Executive Officer and interprets active policies in the day-to-day management of the Association. The Board focuses solely on the future and not the past or present. The Board’s mandate is to establish policy to ensure your Students’ Association is continually working to improve the quality of life and educational experience for each student at Saint Mary’s University.

Mitchell Archibald

Mitchell Archibald

Chair

Bio

Board Chair
Year on Board: Second
Area of Study: Global Business Management, French

Committees:
University Board of Governors
University Academic Senate
HR & Governance Committee (non-voting)
Finance Committee (non-voting)

Email: [email protected]

Crystal Witter

Crystal Witter

Vice-Chair

Bio

Board Member
Year on Board: First
Area of Study: Psychology

Committees:
Elections Committee
HR & Governance Committee

Email: [email protected]

Oyindamola Oshobu

Oyindamola Oshobu

Board Member

Bio

Elections Committee Chair, Senate Representative

Year on Board: Third
Area of Study: Finance

Committees:
University Academic Senate
Elections Committee
Finance Committee

Email: [email protected]

Omar Hany

Omar Hany

Board Member

Bio

Board Member
Year on Board: Second
Area of Study: Marketing, Psychology, Human Resources

Email: [email protected]

Azhar Rahman

Azhar Rahman

Board Member

Bio

Finance Committee Chair
Year on Board: First
Area of Study: Finance

Committees:
Finance Committee

Email: [email protected]

Henry Peng

Henry Peng

Board Member

Bio

Board Member
Year on Board: First
Area of Study: Global Business Management

Committees:
Elections Committee
Finance Committee

Email: [email protected]

Franklyn Southwell

Franklyn Southwell

Board Member

Bio

Society Committee Chair
Year on Board: First
Area of Study: Economics, Political Science

Committees:
University Academic Senate
HR & Governance
Society Committee

Email: [email protected]

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