University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

University Secretariat and Legal Counsel
University Secretariat and Legal Counsel

Elections to the University Council

In 1882, an amendment to Queen's Royal Charter declared the University Council duly constituted. It is one of the three governing bodies of the university. The elective members of the Council are elected by and from among the alumni of the university in a manner provided for in the By-laws of the Council.  The Council serves as both an advisory and an ambassadorial body to the university as a whole and is responsible for the election of the Chancellor.

Although it is not directly involved in operations, the Council may bring to the Senate or Board of Trustees any matter, which it believes, affects Queen's well being and prosperity. In this way, the Council, in plenary session and through study committees, has made important contributions to several areas of campus life.

2020 Election Results 

The ten successful candidates for the four-year terms are (listed alphabetically by last name):

  • Richard Baugh - MBA'14
  • Samantha Cheung - Sc.’92
  • Nosa O. Egiebor - PhD'85
  • Abdul-Aziz Garuba - MBA'12
  • Bittu George - Arts '95, Law '98
  • Alison Holt - BA'87
  • Kasmet Niyongabo - Sci'11, MBA'20
  • Precious Nyarko-Antwi - MIB'18
  • Sari Ohsada - BSc'19
  • Opiyo Oloya - BA (Hons)'83, B.Ed'86

The successful candidate for the two-year term is:

  • Kofi Adow - MBA’17

Newly elected Councillors will begin their terms on September 1, 2020. Congratulations to all newly elected Councillors! 

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