University of Manitoba Board of Governors
Carla Loewen elected by peers to be alumni representative
This year’s election saw an unprecedented 25 U of M grads in the running, 2556 total votes cast and, in the end, Carla Loewen [BEd/01, BA/03, MEd/16], has been elected as the newest alumni representative.
A seat on the Board presents an opportunity to help define the future of the University of Manitoba. It also enhances the ability to develop professional skills as well as serve as a voice for fellow alumni in U of M governance. There is a total of three elected alumni representatives with one representative elected each year for a three-year term.
“When I saw the opportunity to be an alumni representative on the Board of Governors come up, I had that inner voice say, ‘You should do that.’ I just went with it,” says Loewen. “I have always been interested in learning more about university administration and this will certainly help me do that. I also noticed that there was no Indigenous representation on BOG and felt strongly there should be an Indigenous voice on the board.”
About the Board of Governors
The University of Manitoba’s Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the administrative and business affairs of the U of M, serving as the corporate governing body of the university. Its duties include approving the annual budget and appointing and monitoring the performance of the President and Vice-Chancellor.
U of M alumni elect fellow graduates to serve on three of the 23 University of Manitoba Board of Governors positions. Alumni elected to serve on the Board of Governors may do so for a maximum of three consecutive three-year terms. One of these term positions is ending.
To be eligible for the position, the candidate must be a graduate of the University of Manitoba and have a degree, diploma or certificate approved by the University of Manitoba Senate.
For more information about the Board of Governors, visit: umanitoba.ca/admin/governance/bog/index.html.