(June 12, 2023) - Laurentian University is pleased to announce the appointment of Vernon Cameron as the incoming Chair of the Board of Governors, effective July 1st, 2023. Cameron's extensive leadership experience and commitment to higher education make him an exceptional choice to lead the Board during this transformative period.
“I am looking forward to continuing to provide leadership through collaboration, transparency, and respect. As a proud alumnus of Laurentian University and the Faculty of Management, I am honoured to serve as Chair,” said Cameron.
Cameron joined the Board in April of 2022 and is an accomplished executive, having spent the last 19 years in the U.S. in the public and private sectors. Cameron spent 12 years leading Private Equity companies in President and Chief Executive Officer roles. For Cameron, Laurentian University is a constant through his family, with his father, son, and daughter all having graduated from Laurentian.
Cameron will succeed Jeff Bangs, whose significant contributions as the outgoing Chair have greatly benefited Laurentian University. Bangs oversaw the University’s exit from the CCAA process, the renewal of the University’s Board of Governors, and initiated both the organizational transformation and strategic planning processes to implement recommendations provided by Ontario’s Auditor General and as required by the creditor-approved Plan of Arrangement.
Laurentian University extends its sincere gratitude to Jeff Bangs for his exceptional leadership and dedicated service as Chair of the Board of Governors.
More About Vernon Cameron
After graduation from Laurentian in 1984, he became a chartered accountant in 1986 and received his Executive MBA from the Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He has served on multiple Board committees including: Executive Committee, Audit Committee, Finance Committee, Property Development and Planning Committee, Staff Relations Committee, and the Pension Committee.