Technical University of Nova Scotia. Board of Governors.

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The Nova Scotia Technical College was governed by a Board of Governors from 1907 to 1947, when a more formal Board of Governors/Senate system was established. The early Board of Governors made all regulations for the College, under the supervision and control of the province’s Council of Public Instruction. It consisted of one representative from each Affiliate University, the professors of NSTC, and after 1923, a representative from the Alumni Association. Formalized in 1947 to control all administrative and academic matters, the Board of Governors consisted of the Minister of Education as chair; President of NSTC as vice-chair; the President of each Associated University; two representatives from the Alumni Association; and 5 others appointed by Governor-in-Council. A separate Senate offered input from faculty. The Executive Committee consisted of the chair of the Board of Governors, the chair of the Finance, Personnel, Policy and Planning, and Buildings and Grounds Committees, and up to two other members appointed at large from the Board. The Executive Committee prepared the agendas for all Board of Governors meetings and acts for the Board when requested or required. During the transition period leading up to the 1997 amalgamation of TUNS and Dalhousie University, the Boards of Governors continued to govern their respective institutions, with presidents of both institutions sitting on both boards. TUNS President Tom Traves became the Principal of DalTech, responsible to the President of Dalhousie and to the DalTech Board, at the rank of Vice-President at Dalhousie. The Board of DalTech was responsible to the Dalhousie Board and was comprised of six governors who ensured DalTech’s interests through the amalgamation. After amalgamation, the Board of Governors of TUNS named five governors to


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Technical University of Nova Scotia. is controlled by Technical University of Nova Scotia. Board of Governors.

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The Technical University of Nova Scotia was governed by the Board of Governors from 1907-1947, when a more formal Board and Senate were established.

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