Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Board of Governors

Current members of the Board

Summary of Board Proceedings

Next Board of Governors Meeting: June 15 & 16, 2023

The Board of Governors is the senior governing body of the University.  The responsibilities of the Board are set out in the St. Francis Xavier University Act.  Further procedural matters related to the activities of the Board are described in the University By-laws


The Board composition includes:

  • 7 ex-officio members:
    • Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish
    • President
    • Chancellor
    • Secretary
    • Academic Vice President & Provost
    • Vice President Finance
    • Director of Coady Institute
  • 2 persons appointed by the Bishop
  • 2 members of the alumni appointed by the Alumni Association
  • 4 members of Faculty elected by Faculty
  • 6 persons elected by the priests of the Antigonish Diocese
  • 3 students elected by the Student Body
  • From 1 to 21 persons elected by the Board


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