Board of Directors

SAKC Board of Directors

The SAKC Board of Directors is the highest governing body of the Students’ Association; all major decisions that affect the members are made by the Board.

The Board consists of 11 voting members:

Executive Council (4)

  • President
  • VP Academics
  • VP Student Affairs
  • VP Operations and Finance

Directors (7)

Scheduled Board Meetings

The SAKC Board of Directors meets once a month during the academic year (September to April) and as needed during the summer months (May to August).

Term:

A Directors term begins on May 1st and runs for one year until April 30th.

Elections are held once a year (typically in March) for all 11 seats. If all seats are not filled there is a By-election held in the following fall semester.

2021-2022 Executive Council

Bilsen XavierHello

Bilsen Xavier

PresidentPresident@sakc.ca

  • Primary spokesperson, liaison, and representative of SAKC at official functions and public events

  • Ensure effective leadership of the Board of Directors and the Management

  • Facilitate and implement SAKC Bylaws and Policies

Mariam KukuHello

Mariam Kuku

Vice President of Operations & FinanceVPOperations@sakc.ca

  • Oversee the financial direction and strategy of the organization

  • Improve accessibility of students to Health and Dental Plan and other SAKC student services

  • Represent the organization externally for operation/finance-related negotiations

Casey GorieuHello

Casey Gorieu

Vice President of AcademicsVPAcademics@sakc.ca

  • Primary student academic advocate

  • Help update and improve academic policies & procedures

  • Promote academic excellence and integrity

Marvin TibbyHello

Marvin Tibby

Vice President of Student AffairsVPStudentAffairs@sakc.ca

  • Primary advisor and facilitator of student-led clubs, societies, and organizations

  • Communicate and work with the College's student support services

  • Plan and coordinate extra-curricular activities and events for students

SAKC Executive Council

The SAKC Executive Council is an elected team of 4 student leaders who represent and advocate for all Keyano students. They are also responsible for approving policies and overseeing the management of all SAKC student services and initiatives.

President

The SAKC President is an elected student advocate who represents the Keyano student body at large. The President helps shape the student experience and ensures the board is advancing the mission and vision of the Students’ Association of Keyano College (SAKC). The President acts as the official liaison with the College and is the primary spokesperson for the SAKC Board. The President is the liaison for any provincial, federal or municipal government related issues.

The VP Academics

The Vice President of Academics is responsible for all advocacy related to academic issues at Keyano College. The Vice-President of Academics works closely with the leaders, staff and administration at the College to ensure that members receive the best possible education and educational experience at Keyano College; some departments include the Office of the Registrar, Academic Council and Faculty Association. The Vice President will sit on Academic council as a committee member.

VP Operations and Finance

The Vice-President (VP) Operations & Finance oversees the annual budget and operations of the SAKC and is the chairperson for the operations and finance committee. They are also responsible for the administration of the SAKC Health and Dental plan. The Vice President, Operations & Finance is an elected student position responsible for the administration of the association in conjunction with the President and in accordance with relevant by-laws, including administration and finance policies, and procedures. The Vice-President Operations & Finance is accountable to the President of SAKC, and all SAKC Members

VP Student Affairs

The Vice-President (VP) of Student-Affairs will coordinate events to enhance student experience at Keyano College and is the chairperson for the Membership Engagement Committee. The VP of Student-Affairs will be in charge of planning, preparing, and coordinating a variety of social, educational, and family events. The VP of Student Affairs will promote the activities of the SAKC throughout the year. The VP of Student affairs also advocates on behalf of SAKC Members on non-academic related issues. The Vice President also works closely with the following Keyano College departments: housing, security, wellness, student life, and internationalization on campus.

2021-2022 Student Directors

Laurell PallotHello

Laurell Pallot

Student Board Directorlaurel.pallot@sakc.ca

Moiyan ToureHello

Moiyan Toure

Student Board Directormoiyan.toure@sakc.ca

SAKC Directors

The role of the SAKC Director is to contribute as fully as possible to the Board efforts as it carries out its mandate to achieve its mission and goals.

Directors represent and govern on behalf of students. Being a director is a great way to become involved in student life at Keyano College. It is also a great way to make new connections both on and off campus. It is an opportunity to make a difference on campus.

Expectations of Directors:

  • Attending all meetings of the Board, and other expected functions
  • Bringing issues regarding the interests of the Membership to the Board so that they may be discussed.
  • Participating in committee work on an equitable basis
  • Providing direction to the Executive Council

As a Director, it is important for you to engage with your fellow students. We encourage the Directors to speak with students both in and out of your classroom in order to gain a broad overview of what all students are facing while studying at Keyano College.

How to Join and Be Involved

If you are interested in:

  • ensuring that student concerns and suggestions are heard and brought forward
  • lobbying for the right of students,
  • helping organize events,
  • enhancing the overall student experience while at Keyano
  • being a member of a SAKC committee

then we want to hear from you! Please stop by the SAKC office in CC266 to speak to a current Board of Director.

Board and Committee meetings are open to ALL the Members. To attend simply email the SAKC President at president@sakc.ca