North Island College board elects new chair, vice chair

Eric Mosley has been elected chair of the North Island College Board of Governors for the 2020/2021 academic year. Photo by Kim Stallknecht
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Eric Mosley and Jane Atherton will both serve a 12-month term in their respective positions.

Mosley is a retired lawyer and is active in his community of Port Alberni.

Atherton joined the NIC Board of Governors in 2017 and also spent the last two years as a member of the NIC Foundation Board of Directors.

North Island College’s (NIC) board of governors has elected a new chair and vice chair. Eric Mosley and Jane Atherton will both serve a 12-month term in their respective positions. 

“It’s been a pleasure to work with Eric in his role as vice chair and I’m excited to welcome him to the position of chair for the coming year,” said NIC President John Bowman.

Mosley is a retired lawyer and is active in his community of Port Alberni. He has volunteered with organizations such as the Salmon Festival Society, the Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club and the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

“It has been a privilege to serve on the board and get to know the students, faculty, staff and administrators at NIC,” said Mosley. “We have had some challenging times lately and there are more ahead, but I look forward to continuing to work with all our stakeholders and board members to provide accessible and responsive educational opportunities to our students.”

Atherton joined the NIC Board of Governors in 2017 and also spent the last two years as a member of the NIC Foundation Board of Directors.

“Jane has a great passion for students and her experience will be invaluable as vice chair,” Bowman said.

Mosley was appointed to the board in 2016 and Bowman said his past experience will be beneficial moving forward. 

“This year has been more challenging than any of us could have imagined, due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and Eric’s transition to chair provides consistent and steady leadership as we look to the next 12 months and beyond,” added Bowman.

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