(January 18, 2022 - Sudbury, ON) The Laurentian University Board of Governors has elected a “pro tempore” chair to lead the board until June 2022 in keeping with its bylaws. The board will be chaired by Mr. Jeff Bangs on an interim basis until a new board chair is selected for a full term, which would begin at the end of June.
This announcement marks another step in Laurentian University's continued commitment to an accelerated process of Board renewal.
In connection with the package of support provided in December by the Province of Ontario, Laurentian welcomed five new members to its Board of Governors last month: Debbi Nicholson, Don Duval, Robert Brouillette, Gerard (Gerry) Bilodeau, and Jeff Bangs. These volunteer members were appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council (LGIC), and they join nine other volunteer members of the Board.
The Board of Governors will hold their next meeting in February, 2022.
About Jeff Bangs:
Jeff Bangs specializes in public sector decision making, public policy advocacy, public relations, stakeholder relations, and organizational change. With nearly 30 years of experience in government and politics, he has a deep understanding of government and its impact on society. He has served in many senior political advisory roles including as the Principal Secretary to the Premier of Ontario, the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Finance and the Executive Director of a political party. His experience in government also includes time as Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines among others. From December 2020 until his appointment to Laurentian’s Board of Governors in December, 2021, Jeff served as a government relations advisor to Laurentian University through his firm Pathway Group.
Jeff is a public representative on CPA Ontario's Public Accounting Licensing Board and is a regular guest lecturer in the Seneca College post-grad government relations certificate program. Originally from Mattawa, Ontario, Jeff completed his post-secondary studies at Carleton University in Public Administration.