Douglas College Board

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Douglas College Board

Parallel form(s) of name

  • College Board

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Description area

Dates of existence

1979 -


The Douglas College Board (more often referred to simply as the College Board) was formed in 1979 as the result of passage of the College and Institute Act. Under the legislation, colleges became corporations and their councils became boards. The composition of college boards no longer required representation from school board officials, but otherwise the powers and responsibilities of the board were largely were largely unchanged.

The Douglas College Board acts on behalf of the public, and oversees the affairs of the organization (including property, revenue and expenditure), performing duties aligned with the College and Institute Act to support proper administration and advancement of Douglas College. The board focuses on policy and strategic leadership rather than administrative detail.

The first board chairperson was Helen Casher who held the position from 1979-1981.


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Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

College and Institute Act, 1979
College and Institute Act, 1996

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Relationships area

Related entity

Douglas College Council (1969-1979)

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Douglas College Council

is the predecessor of

Douglas College Board

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  • EAC

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