2013-03-05 Susan Milburn elected chair of U of S board
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Saskatoon – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Board of Governors today elected Susan Milburn to serve as its chair until June 30, 2016.
Milburn, vice-president of Raymond James Ltd. in Saskatoon, was elected to the board in July 2006 as a representative of the U of S Senate, has chaired the audit committee and has served as vice-chair of the board. She has also been a member of the board’s finance and investment, and governance and executive committees.
“We are in the midst of what I think can be fairly termed interesting and challenging times when it comes to governance at the University of Saskatchewan,” said Milburn.
“As a member of the U15 and one of Canada’s leading research institutions, we must continue to move our university forward while at the same time deal with the financial realities of the post-secondary education sector. I very much appreciate the confidence my board colleagues have shown in my ability to take a lead role in these efforts.” Milburn earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the U of S in 1978 and an MBA in 1980. She is a past president of the U of S Alumni Association and is well known for her extensive community and corporate involvement in Saskatoon, including having served on the boards of two Saskatchewan crown corporations.
At the March 5 meeting, the board also elected Greg Smith to serve as vice-chair. Also a commerce graduate of the U of S, Smith is a partner in the chartered accounting firm Stark & Marsh in Swift Current. Smith was appointed to the U of S board in 2007, chairs the finance and investment committee, and serves on the audit and governance and executive committees.
For more information, contact: Patty Martin, Director, Strategic Communications, University of Saskatchewan (306) 966 6919 patty.martin AT usask.ca